Korea's Kori-1 reactor allowed to restart
South Korea's Kori-1 plant has been declared safe for continued operation by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission.
The nuclear safety governing body arrived at the decision after a three-month long safety check.
The Kori-1 plant is South Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor that began operation in 1978 in the northern part of Busan.
It was shut down on March 12 after one of its two reactors temporarily lost power early this year.
The power cut did not lead to any damage, but caused public uproar as the engineers were found to have tried to cover up the mishap.
Despite the state commission’s approval, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said that it will not restart the reactor until all the remaining concerns are resolved.
“The government will restart the reactor at an appropriate time after fully explaining the outcome of the safety inspection and future plans for the safe operation of the reactor,” the ministry said.