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  • Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju-si Yangnam-myeon 나아리 260
  • distance [서울]from 303.1km
The Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant, or Wolsong,[1] is a nuclear power plant located on the coast near Nae-ri, Yangnm-myeon, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea. It is the only South Korean nuclear power plant operating CANDU-type PHWR (Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors).[2] Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power owns the plant.[3] These reactors are capable of consuming multiple types of fuel, including wastes from South Koreas other nuclear plants.

The power plant site including Yangnam-myeon. Yangbuk-myeon and Gampo-eup was designated an industrial infrastructure development zone in 1976. Construction of Wolseong 1 started in 1976 and was completed in 1982. In the following year, the power plant began commercial operations. This PHWR reactor has a gross generation capacity of 678 MW. Wolseong reactors 2, 3 and 4 were completed in 1997, 1998 and 1999, respectively. Each of these reactors has a capacity of 700 MW. Wolseong Nuclear Plant has since operated successfully.[2]

Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant supplies about 5% of South Korea's electricity.