South Korea shuts down two reactors

October 3, 2012 by admin
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SEOUL, Oct. 3 (UPI) — South Korea on this week shut down two nuclear reactors due to malfunctions.

The Shingori 1 in Busan, 280 miles south of Seoul, was shut down after a problem was detected involving the control rod that governs the rate of fission in the reactor, Yonhap News Agency reports.

About 2 hours later, the second reactor — at Younggwang Nuclear Power Plant in South Jeolla province, about 220 miles south of Seoul — was shut down due to low water levels.

Officials at state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power said that neither reactor was in danger of releasing radiation, Yonhap reports.

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