South Korea gives approval for starting operations of 1.4 GW Shin-Hanul 1 nuclear reactor 

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission of South Korea has given its approval for starting operations of the 1.4 GW Shin-Hanul 1 nuclear reactor, a year after the plant’s completion.

The reactor was completed in April 2020 and had been undergoing a long-drawn-out safety review since November 2020 due to which its operations were held off. South Korea aims to have 28 nuclear reactors by 2022, which is expected to decreaseto 14 by 2038 as ageing reactors will be shut down. The country has had strict guidelines for safety compliance of atomic reactors as the country is targeting to boost its reliance on renewable energy sources.

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