The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is looking into a potential lawsuit against South Korea for a nuclear plant built by a Chinese company called Sequoyahs Power Plant.
In a statement issued Friday, the NRC said it was “evaluating the complaint” and would make a final decision “in due course.”
The Sequoyash nuclear power station was built in 2012 by the Chinese company, China Nuclear Engineering Group.
Sequoyush is based in the city of Qingdao in central China and has two reactors in operation.
Its first reactor started producing electricity in November.
The NRC also announced Friday that it was sending letters to Sequoyas partner, the Chinese state-owned China General Nuclear Power Corporation, and to Sequoys nuclear engineering company, Sequoyashes International Co., to investigate whether Sequoyans subsidiary, China National Nuclear Power Corp., was violating U.N. nuclear regulations.
The Sequoys plant has been operating since it was completed in 2012 and is one of two reactors under construction at the South Korean nuclear power plants in Songdowon and Gwangju.
It has an initial design life of about 20 years.
The Chinese company was not immediately available for comment.
The plant has an estimated capacity of 1.1 gigawatts, which is the equivalent of about 1,200 megawatts of electricity.