U.S., Korea to cooperate on nuclear power

The U.S. House of Representatives approved extending a civil nuclear energy cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea.

The House approved H.R. 2449, which authorized a two-year extension of the current Section 123 agreement between the two countries to mid-March 2016. The Senate must now vote on the measure.

The news comes just days after the U.S. signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear research and development with Russia. It will complement provisions of the U.S. – Russian Agreement for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, which started in January 2011.

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