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Second-oldest nuclear reactor in S. Korea OK to restart

Caption: Wolsong nuclear power plant

South Korea’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan to restart a 679-MW nuclear power unit that was shut down after reaching its 30-year lifespan.
A majority of the commissioners with the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission voted for the approval to restart the Wolsong 1 reactor operated by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. (KHNP), according to Reuters. Wolsong 1 is the second-oldest reactor in the country with a begin date in 1983. It was shut in 2012 after reaching the end of its expected lifespan. The oldest, Kori 1, had its lifespan expanded by 10 years to 2017, the article said.
KHNP said in the article that it wants to restart the unit in April after 30 to 40 days of testing.

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