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Scandal prompts S. Korea to probe all nuclear reactors

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South Korea's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it would carry out a rigorous inspection of all the country's 23 reactors after a scandal involving unvetted components fuelled public fears about nuclear safety. 

This handout picture taken in 2010 shows a drill to control a fire and radioactive leak at a reactor at South Korea's Gori nuclear power plant complex in the southeastern county of Gijang. South Korea's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it would carry out a rigorous inspection of all the country's 23 reactors after a scandal involving unvetted components fuelled public fears about nuclear safety.

On Monday the government said it was shutting down two reactors fitted with thousands of parts that had been provided with forged quality and safety warranties.

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