Grants to Wonkwang University
2012 (Duration 1 year)
International Peace & Security
IKSAN, SOUTH KOREA — Founded 1946, Wonkwang University is a private institution located in Iksan, South Korea. The goal of this research project is to find a feasible alternative to the current method of storing spent fuel in South Korea. This project will compare dry cask storage with alternatives, incorporating technical, political, economic, and national/local opinion factors. This project fits into MacArthur's goal of promoting sound global energy policies to ultimately prevent nuclear terrorism. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, surveys of local government and public attitudes about dry cask storage, travel, educational seminars, and publications.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Wonkwang University $150,000 between 2003 and 2013.