March 15, 2019 / 5:25 AM / 4 months ago

S.Korea's Hanbit No.5 nuclear reactor shut after technical glitch

SEOUL, March 15 (Reuters) -

* South Korea’s nuclear regulator said on Friday the Hanbit No.5 reactor had been shut down due to a technical glitch

* It was not immediately clear why 1,000-megawatt reactor stopped operating, a spokesman from state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd said

* The reactor was in safe condition and the regulator is looking into the exact cause of the shutdown, the spokesman said

* The shutdown takes the number of offline reactors to six out of the country’s total 24 nuclear reactors, with atomic power generating about a third of the country’s electricity, according to the KHNP website (Reporting By Jane Chung)

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