The world’s fifth-ranked in nuclear power generation shut down a reactor due to a control rod malfunction. This brings the number of offline reactors in South Korea to five.
“We are looking into the exact cause of the shutdown,” the state-run nuclear utility Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) said.
The spokesman said it was not known when the 950-megawatt Reactor No.1 at the Hanul Nuclear Power Plant, the Gyeongsangbuk-do province on the country’s eastern coast, would be restarted. The plant’s other five reactors remain operational so far.