March 18, 2019 / 1:20 AM / 4 months ago

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

SEOUL, March 18 (Reuters) -

* South Korea’s nuclear operator has restarted the Hanbit No.5 nuclear reactor after fixing a technical glitch as the reactor was automatically shut down on Friday, an official from state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Monday.

* The 1,000-megawatt reactor resumed operations on Sunday afternoon and is expected to be fully operational at around 5 p.m. (0800 GMT), the official said.

* The restart will bring down the number of offline reactors to five out of the country’s total 24 nuclear reactors, which generate about a third of the country’s electricity, according to the KHNP website. (Reporting By Jane Chung; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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