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Thermal facilities, primarily burning imported petroleum, generated 59 percent of South Korea’s electric power in 1999. In the 1970s the country began to build nuclear power plants in an effort to lessen its dependence on imported oil, and in 1999 nuclear plants generated 39 percent of the country’s electricity; another 2 percent came from hydroelectric installations. Annual output of electricity was 250 billion kilowatt-hours.



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