The control room of S Korea's national contingency plan to tackle energy shortage
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South Korea facing long-term energy issues

2 October 2013 Last updated at 01:47 BST

South Korea is debating the long-term future of its energy supply.

A plan for the next 20 years will be published soon, in the battle to avoid blackouts.

Nuclear safety scandals and growing energy needs are part of the problem.

South Korea already imports the vast majority of its energy.

And as our Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson reports, the discussion has raised some awkward questions.

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