South Korea restarts nuclear reactor after shutdown

South Korea restarts nuclear reactor after shutdown
    South Korea restarts nuclear reactor after shutdown
    SEOUL- South Korea's nuclear commission on Wednesday agreed to restart a nuclear reactor in the southern part of the country, three months after it halted operations, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday. 

    South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said the Walsyong-3 nuclear reactor in Gyeongju, 370 km south of Seoul, was suspended on October 18 because of a problem with the cooling pump. 

    The committee went on to say that one of the components was disrupted, resulting in a leak in the radiator, adding that it had fully addressed the faults. The Commission confirmed that the level of radiation around the nuclear facility is still fixed at a normal level. 

    South Korea currently operates 24 nuclear reactors, generating about 30 percent of its electricity.
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