Tuesday, November 6, 2012

South Korea shuts two nuclear reactors

South Korea was forced to shut down two nuclear reactors yesterday to replace components that had not been properly vetted, a minister said, warning of “unprecedented” power shortages to follow.

Knowledge Economy Minister Hong Suk-Woo said the “non-core” components posed no safety threat and were unrelated to a string of systems malfunctions at reactors this year that triggered calls for a safety review.

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