Unprecedented power shortages may occur in South Korea this summer

South Korea has shutdown 2 more nuclear power reactors and extended the shutdown of a third to replace parts that were supplied using fake safety certificates. Nuclear power supplies a significant proportion of electricity in South Korea. Authorities are warning that there could be “unprecedented” electricity shortages and rolling blackouts this summer due to the shutdowns. Travellers should monitor local reports since essential services, including transportation, may be affected.

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