South Korea Nuclear Reactor to Begin Operational Testing

 South Korea Nuclear Reactor to Begin Operational Testing

South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission gave operational approval for the country’s 25th reactor.
 
Operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. will start a test run of the 1,400-MW Shin Kori 3 that is expected to take six months, according to Reuters. KHNP submitted an application in June 2011 to operate the reactor beginning in 2014, but approval was delayed as KHNP replaced cables supplied with forged safety documents. The country currently has 24 reactors operating and plans to add 13 more for a total of 36 units by 2029.
 
The 1,400-MW Shin Kori 4 reactor is also offline because of the cables, but no start date has been set. Both units are APR1400 nuclear reactors.
 
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