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South Korea's AP1400 clear for European export

Regulation and Safety

09 October 2017

European Utility Requirements (EUR) has approved modifications Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has made to its APR1400 reactor design, according to Reuters. The approval by EUR - a technical advisory group for European utilities on nuclear power plants - means South Korea's state-run nuclear operator can further expand its export markets.

Korea develops expertise for Kori 1 decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

04 September 2017

Kori 1 decommissioning technology contracts - 48The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed contracts with several domestic companies to develop technologies for decommissioning Kori unit 1, which was permanently shut down in June. It is the first South Korean reactor to enter decommissioning.

Commissioning of second Korean APR1400 postponed

New Nuclear

10 August 2017

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48Completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant has been delayed by ten months, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has said. The APR1400 reactor is now expected to start up in September 2018.

South Korea a 'nuclear success story'

Nuclear Policies

27 September 2017

South Korea's economic growth has been owed in part to nuclear energy, and innovative use of radiation techniques will support sustainable development said the country's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Lee Jin-gyu. Yet the incoming government wants to focus only on reducing the chance of accident, he explained.

IAEA reviews seismic safety at Korean plants

Regulation and Safety

24 August 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to South Korea. The SEED team reviewed methods and criteria for evaluating seismic safety at the Wolsong and Shin Wolsong nuclear power plants, which are operated by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power.

Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold

New Nuclear

14 July 2017

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has decided to temporarily suspend construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in south-eastern Korea. The move comes two weeks after South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued an administrative order to halt construction of the reactors.