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History

History

Nov. 02, 2005
Residential referendum to secure the site of LILW (low and intermediate level radioactive waste) disposal facility (Gyeongju, Gunsan, Yeongdeok, Pohang)
Classification Gyeongju Gunsan Yeongdeok Pohang
Agreement 89.5% 84.4% 79.3% 67.5%
Nov. 03, 2005
Selected the final site of LILW disposal facility to Bongil-ri, Gyeongju
May 09, 2006
Granted a Special Support Fund for the LILW disposal facility to Gyeongju City (300 billion KRW)
June 28, 2006
Determined the disposal method as a Underground Silo type for the 1st phase LILW disposal facility
Apr. 18, 2007
Hold the Support Committee and deliberated the Support Plan (draft) for the LILW disposal facility
July 18, 2007
Hold groundbreaking ceremony for the 1st phase LILW disposal facility site
Nov. 09, 2007
Hold construction starting ceremony for the construction of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility
Dec. 31, 2007
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 18.03%
Jan. 08, 2008
Confirmed the official name as "WOLSEONG LOW AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL CENTER" for the 1st phase LILW disposal facility
Apr. 15, 2008
Briefed on the construction status of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility for Yangbuk-myeon local residents
Dec. 31, 2009
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 61.42%
June 24, 2010
Performed the first training program for radiation protection against disasters at Wolseong Center
Nov. 16, 2010
Performed the first navigation of the exclusive radioactive waste transportation ship from Woljin to Wolseong site
Dec. 24, 2010
Received the first LILW(1,000 drums) from Woljin to Wolseong Center
Dec. 31, 2010
Construction progress of the 1st phaseLILW disposal facility : 72.24%
Dec. 31, 2011
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 86.62%
June 25, 2012
Performed the on-site safety inspection on the LILW disposal facility by S&R of Finland, etc.
June 25, 2012
Completed the excavation of underground 6 silos (#1~6)
Dec. 30, 2012
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 93.80%
Aug. 31, 2013
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 96.3%
Dec. 13, 2013
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 98.75%
Apr. 30, 2014
Construction progress of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility : 99.86%
June 30, 2014
Completed the 1st phase construction of the LILW disposal facility
Dec. 11, 2014
Acquired approval to use of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility
July 13, 2015
First disposal of LILW into a silo in the LILW Disposal Facility
August 28, 2015
Completion Ceremony of the first phase of the LILW Disposal Facility