by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 15, 2016
South Korea relaunched on Saturday the first reactor of the Wolsong nuclear power plant suspended in late July over technical problems, local media reported.
The 679MW Wolsong reactor is expected to reach its full capacity Sunday in the evening, Yonhap news agency reported citing the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co.
The reactor was relaunched amid the concerns about power supply over the ongoing heatwave.
The reactor's work was halted on July 22 over a fault in the security system. No leakage of nuclear material was detected.
++ South Korea Nuclear Watchdog Approves Restart of 4th Kori NPP Reactor
South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said Wednesday that it had authorized the restart of reactor No. 4 at the Kori Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), located over 190 miles southeast of Seoul.
The Kori NPP, which had been shut since January 27 for scheduled maintenance, has been approved to restart its operations from March 9, according to the nuclear watchdog's statement.
The fourth reactor is due to become fully operational by March 12 provided an inspection carried out by the commission finds nothing that negatively affects the facility's work, the nuclear watchdog highlighted in the statement.
South Korea runs 24 nuclear reactors at four nuclear power plants. The first reactor in the country was built in 1972.
Source: Sputnik News
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