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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

S. Korea prosecutors charge 32 over nuclear graft

S. Korea prosecutors charge 32 over nuclear graft
Foreign 2012-07-10 16:36

Seoul, July 10, 2012 (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged 32 people with corruption involving the state nuclear power agency and its contracts with suppliers.

Among those charged are 23 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power officials and engineers accused of taking bribes, said the prosecutors' office in the southeastern city of Ulsan.


"The case confirmed structural corruption such as bribery, bid-rigging and favours at one of the country's major state firms," prosecutor Koo Bon-Jin told reporters.

The probe came amid concern over the safety of 21 nuclear reactors that meet about 35 percent of South Korea's electricity needs, following last year's nuclear disaster in Japan...


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