S. Korea approves restart of nuclear reactor, three remain offline

South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved the restart of a nuclear reactor, while another three will remain offline.

The 1,000-MW Hanul 3 reactor is expected to run at full power by Oct. 7 after it was restarted Oct. 2, according to Reuters.  The unit had been down for scheduled maintenance since March 8.

The 950-MW Hanbit 2 and the 700-MW Wolsong 3 units are down for scheduled maintenance, while the 679-MW Wolsong 1 reactor is offline due to the expiration of its lifespan, the article said. South Korea’s 23 reactors supply about a third of the country’s electricity.

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