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S. Korea says two new nuclear reactors to be delayed

South Korea Nuclear Reactor to Begin Operational Testing

South Korea said it will delay completing construction on two nuclear reactors to replace cables that were supplied with fake documents, according to Reuters.

Officials said they are delaying the start of operations by a year to 2015 and 2016 in order to replace the cables at Shin Kori Nos. 3 and 4, the article said. That brings to six the number of reactors that are currently shut down until control cables are replaced after officials found they were supplied with forged certificates. The forgeries led to the indictment of 100 people, including a former chief executive at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) and a vice president at Korea Electric Power Co (KEPCO).

The energy minister said in the article that a U.S. company would likely manufacture the replacement cables and that the country was planning to sue JS Cable of South Korea, the company that made and supplied the questionable cables.

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