Korea′s Hanbit number three nuclear reactor
came to an emergency halt on Thursday afternoon… just five days after it resumed operations.
According to the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Corporation， the Hanbit nuclear reactor
was shut down at around 1：30 p.m. Power plant officials say there were no problems
with the safety of the reactor and added that the shutdown appears to be caused by the reactor′s
coolant pump. The incident comes less than a week after
the nuclear safety commission approved the resumption of operations.
Hanbit was automatically shut down back in October 2014， as there were numerous foreign
materials found in the plant generator.