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Milestone for Korean reactor construction

New Nuclear

19 May 2014

Shin_Hanul_1_vessel_(KHNP)_48The reactor vessel of Shin Hanul unit 1 has been put into place, marking a major step in the construction of the third Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power APR1400 reactor.

Korean reactors cleared for restart

Regulation and Safety

02 January 2014

Shin Kori 1 and 2 48Three South Korean nuclear power reactors forced to stop operations in May 2013 after finding safety-related control cabling had falsified documentation have been given approval to restart.

Welding and cables meet Korean approval

Regulation and Safety

18 November 2013

Yonggwang 48South Korean nuclear regulators have cleared one of the country's nuclear reactors to restart after approving welding work. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission has also approved cables for installation in three other idled reactors.

Go-ahead for new reactors at Shin Kori

New Nuclear

29 January 2014

Two new reactors have been approved to start construction in South Korea this year. Nuclear will continue its strong growth in the country, albeit under a less ambitious energy policy.

Nuclear to remain Korean mainstay

Nuclear Policies

10 December 2013

Hanbit (KHNP)_48Nuclear power should account for up to 29% of Korean generation capacity by 2035, according to draft long-term energy plans submitted to the government. Previous plans called for 41% nuclear by 2035.

Korea signs European bilaterals

Nuclear Policies

23 October 2013

Chung Hong-won and Jyrki Katainen (Finnish Govt) 48South Korea has signed separate bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements with Finland and Hungary.