Two South Korea Nuclear Reactors Shut Down
Two South Korean 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors have been shut down at separate plants, both as a result of unrelated systems malfunctions.
The state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) says there is no apparent danger of a radiation leak at either reactor – at Yeonggwang on the southwest coast and Shingori on the southeast coast.
“There is no correlation between the two incidents,” a KHNP spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.
The Shingori reactor, near the city of Busan, was shut down after a warning signal at 8:10am (0910 AEST).
“There was a malfunction in the reactor’s control rod, but the reactor is now stable with no danger of a radiation leak,” the spokesman said.
It is the first time the reactor has been shut down since it began operations in February last year.
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