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South Korea opens regulator training simulator

New Nuclear

13 March 2015

KINS simulator opening - March 2015 - 48A ceremony was held today to mark the official opening of a new simulator for training nuclear regulatory personnel, the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety announced.

Korea extends nuclear cooperation to Qatar

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2015

South Korea-Qatar March 2015 - 48South Korea and Qatar are to cooperate on the training of nuclear experts and on the construction of a research reactor under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries yesterday.

Wolsong 1 cleared for continued operation

Regulation and Safety

27 February 2015

Wolsong (Konicof) 48South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has approved a seven-year licence extension for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor. The unit has been offline for two years while discussions continued on renewing its licence.

KHNP hacker demands money to withhold documents


12 March 2015

A hacker who launched a cyber attack on Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) last December has released more files and demanded money in return for not exchanging sensitive information with third countries.

Saudi Arabia teams up with Korea on SMART

New Nuclear

04 March 2015

Park-Salaman - March 2015 48At least two South Korean-designed SMART reactors could be built in Saudi Arabia following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries yesterday. Korea and Saudi are to jointly promote the reactor in the global market.

Grid connection for South Korean reactor

New Nuclear

26 February 2015

Shin Wolsong 1 and 2 - 48The second unit of the Shin Wolsong plant was connected to the power grid today following the successful completion of commissioning tests, plant owner Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced.