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SEOUL, Aug. 6 (UPI) — South Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor — shut down since March — will resume operations, the government said.

The announcement Monday coincides with a power shortage warning by the government amid a heat wave that has stretched for 10 days.

Built in 1977, the Kori-1 reactor, in the southern port city of Busan, had been shut down since March after it briefly lost power in February during a safety check.

That blackout was covered up by officials for more than a month.

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♢ Related article in Japanese:

韓国・古里原発1号機を再稼働へ…電力逼迫で via Yomiuri online

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