South Korean power supplies to be stable even if reactors close: officials

December 24, 2014 3:52 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea expects power supplies in the peak winter season to remain stable even if some of its 23 nuclear reactors are shut following threats by a hacker, the energy ministry and Korea Power Exchange officials said on Wednesday.

The country's nuclear operator, watchdog and the ministry have set up emergency teams to remain on stand-by for two days starting from Wednesday as a self-claimed hacker demanded the shutdown of three reactors by Thursday in Twitter messages, threatening to create "destruction".

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