Automatic reactor shutdown occurred on Thursday at the first power plant "Ulchin" in the southeast of South Korea because of a fault in the power system, Yonhap news agency reported.
According to the operating company Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, the incident occurred at 11.15 local time (06.15 MSK). Of measurements have shown that the automatic reactor shutdown did not result in the release of radiation. Cause of the failure of the energy system installed.
The NPP "Ulchin", launched in 1988, are six reactors, the last of which was launched in 2005. In addition to the stations are going to build two more power, the work will begin in 2017 and 2018.
Currently, South Korea has 23 reactors. By 2020, to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels, the government plans to build 10 reactors by 2030 — to increase the number of reactors operating in the country to 39.