S. Korea Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor
From NZ Week
A South Korean nuclear reactor was shut down Thursday due to a technical glitch amid growing public concern over nuclear safety following a series of accidents.
The Uljin-1 reactor, located 330 km southeast of Seoul, was shut down at 11:19 a.m. local time, due to a problem with the reactor’s energy system, the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. ( KHNP) said in a statement.
There has been no radioactive leak, and the Uljin Nuclear Power Plant remains in stable condition after the safe shutdown of the reactor, according to the KHNP.
It was the second time in less than six months that the reactor, which came into service in September 1988, stopped operating due to malfunctions.
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