The Straits Times
Published on Oct 02, 2012

2 S. Korea nuclear reactors shut down due to malfunctions


SEOUL (AFP) - Two South Korean 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors were shut down on Tuesday at separate plants, both as a result of unrelated systems malfunctions, operators said.

The state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said there was no apparent danger of a radiation leak at either reactor - at Yeonggwang on the southwest coast and Shingori on the southeast coast.

"There is no correlation between the two incidents," a KHNP spokesman told AFP.

The Shingori reactor, near the city of Busan, was shut down after a warning signal at 8.10am (7.10am, Singapore time).