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Safety commission OKs restart of Kori No.3 nuclear reactor

2018/05/10 14:24

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SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's nuclear commission on Thursday approved the restart of a reactor at an atomic energy plant that was shut down four months ago.

The 950-megawatt Kori No. 3 reactor near the southern port city of Busan went offline on Jan. 19 for routine inspections.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said it has replaced some older components but confirmed there are no safety issues.

The Kori No. 3 reactor is set to operate at full capacity starting Sunday if no problems are found in further tests.

Currently, South Korea operates 24 nuclear reactors that generate 30 percent of its total electricity.

The logo of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (Yonhap) The logo of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (Yonhap)

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