South Korea shuts nuclear reactors due to fake warranties

DPA Seoul | Updated on November 21, 2017 Published on May 28, 2013

South Korea’s nuclear safety commission stopped the operation of two nuclear reactors today, after finding that they were built using substandard parts, Yonhap news agency reported.

The commission said it had shut down Shin Kori Reactor 2 and Shin Wolsong Reactor 1 in the southern region after discovering that parts with fake quality certificates were used in their construction, Yonhap reported.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said there were no immediate danger to public safety and no danger of a radiation leak.

South Korea shut down two reactors late last year in the Yeonggwang nuclear plant after finding that it contained thousands of parts with fake certificates.

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Published on May 28, 2013
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