The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that it will conduct at investigation into a February loss-of-power incident at South Korea’s Gori-1 nuclear power plant. As Prensa Latina reported today:
Nearly five months later, experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) decided to investigate an accident at the Gori-1 nuclear plant, one of 21 such facilities in this country.
According to spokespersons for the state-owned company Korea Hydro Nuclear Power, which runs Gori-1, the investigation will last one week and will be carried out by experts from seven countries led by the head of the IAEA Industrial Security Department, Miroslav Lipar.
The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported a power failure in one of the plant’s reactors in February, a situation that was not reported by five engineers for at least one month.
According to the report, the prosecutors in charge of the case detected other operations and failures in the security systems that were deliberately concealed to prevent disciplinary actions.