South Korea Shuts Down Nuke Reactors

    Lee Un-Chul, chairman of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, speaks during a press conference in Seoul on May 28, 2013. South Korea on May 28 shut down two nuclear reactors and delayed the scheduled start of operations at two others as part of a widening investigation into a scandal involving fake safety certificates.  AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    South Korea has shut down operations at two nuclear reactors due to their having unauthorized parts, although the government insisted that there was no public-safety threat. Openings at two other reactors were delayed. The shutdown comes just months after a scandal late last year that exposed that nuclear reactors had fake security certificates. South Korea uses about 23 nuclear reactors to supply about one third of all its power. Meanwhile, it appeared that tensions with North Korea could be easing as leaders from the North invited factory owners from the South to visit a shuttered industrial complex near the border—although it appeared unlikely that the South would agree.

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