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Global Energy Crisis Spurs a Revival of Nuclear Power in Asia

Nations are embracing nuclear as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends gas and coal prices shooting to records, accelerating a shift toward cleaner and more reliable energy.

The Shin Kori nuclear facility in Ulju, South Korea.

The Shin Kori nuclear facility in Ulju, South Korea.

Photographer: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

Asia is giving the once-shunned nuclear power industry a second lease on life, thanks to the global energy crisis.

Governments in Japan and South Korea are removing anti-nuclear policies, while China and India are looking to build more reactors to avoid future supply shortages and curb emissions. Even developing nations across Southeast Asia are exploring atomic technology.