Nuclear Safety Agency Approves Restart of Shin-Kori No.3 Reactor

Troy Young, June 18, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

South Korea's nuclear safety agency on Monday approved the restart of a nuclear power plant that was shut down five months ago. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission made the decision after completing planned maintenance of the Shin-Kori No. 3 reactor near the southern port city of Busan, said Lee Enu-hong, an official of the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. The 1,400-megawatt reactor went offline on Jan. 12 for scheduled maintenance.

The Shin-Kori No. 3 reactor is set to operate at full capacity starting on Monday. Currently, South Korea operates 24 nuclear reactors that generate 27 percent of its total power.

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