Yonhap News AgencyMarch 14, 2014 22:46
SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- A nuclear reactor at South Korea's Wolseong nuclear power plant automatically stopped operating early Saturday, plant operators said, adding that they are still investigating the cause.
The 700,000-kilowatt reactor stopped operating at 6:50 a.m. when its safety shutdown system became engaged, according to Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. It added that power supply will remain stable throughout the weekend.
The reactor, located in the country's southeastern provincial city of Gyeongju, began commercial operation in July 1998.