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Wonkwang University

Iksan, Korea, South

Wonkwang University was awarded $1,010,700 between 2012 and 2019, including 4 grants in International Peace & Security and Nuclear Challenges.

$330,000

2019 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges

Founded in 1946, Wonkwang University is a private institution located in Iksan, South Korea, dedicated to higher learning on a variety of topics. This project supports analysis and engagement on South Korea's weapons-useable material policy. In particular it challenges claims about the benefits of pyroprocessing, a type of reprocessing, and raises awareness about its proliferation dangers. Capitalizing on the current focus on North Korea, it also challenges the South's pyroprocessing policy, highlighting the potential incongruence between this policy and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

$446,000

2017 • 2 years, 1 month

Founded 1946, Wonkwang University is a private institution located in Iksan, Republic of Korea (ROK) dedicated to higher learning on a wide variety of topics. This award supports a unique collaboration between issue experts in the ROK and Japan who are working to bring an end to the growth of weapons-useable material stockpiles in North East Asia. Its intended outcome is to challenge support for an activity that has led to such stockpiles—reprocessing plutonium from spent nuclear fuel—by informing policy makers and the public about the economic, public health, and security risks it poses.

$84,700

2015 • 1 year • Nuclear Challenges

Founded 1946, Wonkwang University is a private institution located in Iksan, South Korea. The project aims to educate local political leaders in nuclear power plant hosting regions about spent fuel management. It is intended to provide them with scientific knowledge so they can understand the meaning and longer-term effects of the South Korean government's possible decisions on their region.

$150,000

2012 • 1 year, 3 months • International Peace & Security

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.

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