Nuclear reactor shuts down for maintenance

By Yonhap
  • Published : Aug 18, 2018 - 11:46
  • Updated : Aug 18, 2018 - 11:46

The operator of South Korea's nuclear power plants said Saturday that it has stopped operation of a nuclear reactor in the country's southwestern nuclear complex for scheduled maintenance

Hanbit 1 (KHMP)
The 950-megawatt "Hanbit 1" reactor stopped operating at 10:03 a.m. for routine inspections, the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. said.

The reactor is located in Yeonggwang, about 350 kilometers southwest of Seoul. Three other reactors in Yeonggwang are also undergoing maintenance. (Yonhap)