S. Korea's Oldest Nuclear Reactor Shut down

Write : 2017-06-19 10:34:16 Update : 2017-06-19 13:40:01

S. Korea's Oldest Nuclear Reactor Shut down

Anchor: South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor was permanently shut down as of midnight Monday. It was the first time that the country has suspended a nuclear power station.
Our Kim In-kyung has more.
 
Report: The Kori-1 nuclear reactor, which had generated electricity for 40 years, was permanently shut down as of midnight Monday.
 
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company halted the reactor's turbine, which turns steam into electricity, on Saturday.
 
The reactor will be taken down from 2022 after nuclear fuel cooling and safety assessments.
 
Completely decommissioning the nuclear reactor is expected to take more than 15 years and cost around one trillion won.
 
The Kori-1 had generated almost five percent of South Korea's nuclear energy.
 
It remains to be seen if construction of the Shin Kori-5 and -6 nuclear power plants, which are around 30 percent complete, will be halted as President Moon Jae-in has pledged.
Kim In-kyung, KBS World Radio News. 

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