eseoulpost
DomesticPolitics
Gov't appoints members of panel overseeing opinion collection over nuke reactors
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.07.25  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

South Korea's government on Monday appointed nine members of a panel tasked with overseeing the sensitive process of collecting public opinions to determine the fate of two nuclear reactors, as it began its three-month operation.

The panel will select a group of "citizen jurors" who will have the final say over whether to cancel the reactor construction in Ulsan, 414 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and ensure fairness in the opinion gathering process, officials said. The final decision is set to be made by Oct. 21.

The Office for Government Policy Coordination under the prime minister's office announced Kim Ji-hyung, who served as a Supreme Court justice from 2005-2011, as the chairman of the panel.

The office also picked two panel members each for the four categories: humanities and society; science and technology; survey and statistics; and conflict management.

For the humanities-society category, the office selected Kim Jung-in, a professor in the law-public administration department of the University of Suwon, and Ryu Bang-ran, the vice president of the Korean Educational Development Institute.

For the science and technology part, Yu Tae-kyung, a chemical engineering professor at Kyung Hee University, and Lee Sung-jay, a physics professor at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study, were appointed. (Yonhap News)

The survey and statistics category is filled by Kim Young-won, a statistics professor at Sookmyung Women's University, and Lee Yun-suk, an urban sociology professor at the University of Seoul.

Kim Won-dong, a sociology professor at Kangwon National University, and Lee Hee-jin, the secretary-general of the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Center, were appointed for the conflict management category.

The appointments came amid concerns that the cancellation of the construction project, which is nearly 30 percent complete, would incur some 2.6 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) in losses, and trigger many job losses and damage suits.

The suspension of the construction last month was in line with President Moon Jae-in's pursuit of an energy policy shift away from nuclear power, which experts and observers warn could lead to a hefty rise in electricity prices and a potential energy shortage.

After the panel's first meeting, Kim, its chairman, pledged to secure "procedural justice" and keep impartiality during its activities.

"The panel is not an entity to come up with an answer and execute it ... It is to design the social debate process and manage it," he told reporters. "Thus, we will strive to secure procedural justice."

 

Kim also vowed to be "careful in my deeds and words" not to fuel any suspicion that could undermine the panel's fairness.

In a separate press conference earlier in the day, Hong Nam-ki, the policy coordination minister, vowed to ensure that the panel will carry out its mission in a "fair, politically neutral, objective and transparent" way.

"In the process (of gathering public opinions), the government will thoroughly maintain fairness and political neutrality," Hong told reporters.

"After the final results come out, we will report them to the Cabinet meeting and accept them as they are," he added.

Last week, the president himself pledged to accept whatever decision the citizen jurors would make and make it a model case of social conflict resolution.

Following the announcement of the appointments, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party criticized its make-up, arguing there is no nuclear reactor expert on the list. It also raised questions over what standards were used in the selection of the members.

The party also demanded full-fledged discussions on the reactor issue at the legislature before any decision is reached. (Yonhap News)

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Georgia envoy hosts gala reception on Dec. 8 to fete 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Korea
2
Qatari Envoy hosts reception to fete National Day at Hotel Shilla in Seoul
3
UN and Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to cooperate on religious education
4
Kazahkstan fetes National Day at gala reception at JW Marriott Hotel in Seoul
5
Mohamed bin Zayed receives Korean envoy
6
2 Miss Universe 2017 candidates extend PH tour
7
Yes, we can make Philippines safest for tourists
8
S. Korea's annual trade volume tops US$1 tln
9
World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and lead ‘cleantech’ innovation
10
National Media Council reveals results of ‘Public Trust in UAE Media’ Study
Photo News Green Biz
Climate change threatens agricultural trade in Pacific Rim economies, UN agency warns
Climate change threatens agricultu...
min
Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah highlights importance of protecting endangered species
Environment and Protected Areas Au...
min
UAE is leading the world in renewable energy: Minister of Climate Change and Environment
UAE is leading the world in renewa...
min
UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment convenes third meeting
UAE Council for Climate Change and...
min
National Climate Change Plan builds on the existing policy for green growth, sustainable development in UAE, says Al Zeyoudi
National Climate Change Plan build...
min
Photo News Sports
Gangwon gears up to offer best cultural events during Olympics
Gangwon gears up to offer best cul...
min
U.N. adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
U.N. adopts Olympic Truce for Pyeo...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief says S. Korea ready to welcome world
PyeongChang 2018 chief says S. Kor...
min
South Koreans sweep Masters titles in 19th Asian Youth Bowling tilt
South Koreans sweep Masters titles...
min
Host S. Korea eyes top-10 finish at 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics
Host S. Korea eyes top-10 finish a...
min
Korea bags 3rd gold in Asian Youth Bowling Tilt
Korea bags 3rd gold in Asian Youth...
min
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tournament holds preparatory meeting
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tourna...
min
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st LPGA win in 8 years
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st ...
min
Photo News World
Gangwon gears up to offer best cultural events during Olympics
Gangwon gears up to offer best cul...
min
U.N. adopts Olympic Truce for PyeongChang Winter Olympics
U.N. adopts Olympic Truce for Pyeo...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief says S. Korea ready to welcome world
PyeongChang 2018 chief says S. Kor...
min
South Koreans sweep Masters titles in 19th Asian Youth Bowling tilt
South Koreans sweep Masters titles...
min
Host S. Korea eyes top-10 finish at 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics
Host S. Korea eyes top-10 finish a...
min
Korea bags 3rd gold in Asian Youth Bowling Tilt
Korea bags 3rd gold in Asian Youth...
min
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tournament holds preparatory meeting
Sharjah's Arab Women Sports Tourna...
min
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st LPGA win in 8 years
S. Korean Ji Eun-hee captures 1st ...
min
Photo News Opinion
Hyundai workers to continue strikes next week
Hyundai workers to continue strike...
min
Lawmaker says Moon, Xi share understanding on 'freeze for freeze' idea to resolve N.K. nuclear issue
Lawmaker says Moon, Xi share under...
min
Court rejects injunction against dismissal of ex-MBC chief
Court rejects injunction against d...
min
13 dead, 2 missing in chartered fishing boat accident
13 dead, 2 missing in chartered fi...
min
President Moon commends JSA troops over defection of N. Korean soldier
President Moon commends JSA troops...
min
BOK hikes key rate by 0.25 pct point for first time in more than 6 yrs
BOK hikes key rate by 0.25 pct poi...
min
Ruling party chief says China's 'stick' needed to rein in N. Korea
Ruling party chief says China's 's...
min
Court rules against Paris Baguette over baker hiring
Court rules against Paris Baguette...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com