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South Korean reactor enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

24 July 2015

Shin Wolsong units 1 and 2 - 48The completion of all commissioning tests and government approval to operate at full power marks the start of commercial operation at unit 2 of Korea's Shin Wolsong nuclear power plant.

First waste disposal at Korean repository

Waste and Recycling

14 July 2015

First waste disposal at Gyeongju 48The first waste has been placed within South Korea's underground low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste disposal facility at Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang province.

USA and South Korea update cooperation deal

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2015

Yun and Moniz, June 2015 (MOFA) 74x48Nuclear power cooperation between South Korea and the USA has been formalised and extended for another 20 years with the signing of their 123 agreement, which allows South Korea a little more freedom to manage nuclear fuel.

South Korean energy plan sees two more reactors

Nuclear Policies

22 July 2015

Two further nuclear power reactors are to be constructed and plans for four coal-fired plants have been dropped in the latest 15-year basic energy plan released by the South Korean government today.

Wolsong 1 resumes operation following licence extension


24 June 2015

Wolsong - 48Unit 1 of South Korea's Wolsong nuclear power plant restarted yesterday after having been offline since November 2012 when its operating licence expired. A new licence was issued in February.

Early retirement for Kori 1


16 June 2015

Kori (KHNP) 77x48South Korea's oldest operating reactor unit will close in 2017 without a licence extension, said operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).