In Gangneung (Gangwon Province), Samcheok
(Gangwon Province), Pohang (North Gyeongsang Province), Hadong (South Gyeongsang Province) and Hapcheon (South Gyeongsang Province), a total of 359 people in 225 households were displaced.
A site in Samcheok, 195 kilometers (120 miles) east of Seoul, was picked by the energy ministry after a previous city government applied in 2010 for a nuclear power facility.
Now, the city council has set up a volunteer committee to conduct a vote on whether Samcheok still wants the plant after election authorities refused to administer the referendum.
In Samcheok, about 39,000 out of 61,000 registered local voters signed up to take part, and about 70 percent were expected to vote, according to Chung Yeon-man, a committee member.
Samcheok is one of two cities designated as the next venue for nuclear plants and would be the first in Gangwon province.
The profits were used to build a forest at Sudokwon Landfill in Incheon to prevent air pollution caused by fine particulate matters and in Samcheok in Gangwon Province to revive areas burnt by mountain fires last year and this year.
The company's events on Arbor Day on April 5 and on April 28 at Seoullo overpass and Samcheok, respectively, will use pet trees.