South Korea approves two new nuclear reactors

5 July 2005

Permission for two new nuclear power plants to be built in the town of Gijang, in South Korea has been granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The new plants, which will be built by the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), are expected to be completed by 2010 and 2011, respectively.

The government did not say how much these projects, the 21st and 22nd such facilities in the country, would cost.

The two 1GWe PWRs, named Shin-Kori 1 and 2, will be developed near Busan, the nation's second largest city.




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