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South Korea’s Resource Recycling Program Proves Effective

South Korea’s Resource Recycling Program Proves Effective

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment’s resource recycling program, which began in 2014 to pressure industrial operations that dispose of large amounts of waste, has proven more effective than expected. According to data released by the Ministry of Environment Tuesday, many of the companies that are on board with the trial resource [...]

Number of Nuclear Engineering Students Rises Despite Government’s Anti-Nuclear Energy Stance

Number of Nuclear Engineering Students Rises Despite Government’s Anti-Nuclear Energy Stance

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the South Korean government’s efforts to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear energy and initiate a shift towards renewable alternatives, a surprising number of soon-to-be high school graduates have applied to study nuclear engineering at university this year. According to sources in the education sector on Thursday, the [...]

Number of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer Patients On the Rise in Taean Since 2007 Oil Spill

Number of Leukemia and Prostate Cancer Patients On the Rise in Taean Since 2007 Oil Spill

TAEAN, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data has revealed that the number of leukemia and prostate cancer patients in Taean County has risen drastically since one of the country’s worst oil spills devastated the region in 2007. The worrying data put forward by Choi Gyeong-hwa, the director of information management at the Taean Environmental Health [...]

Environment Ministry to Reintroduce Disposable Cup Charge

Environment Ministry to Reintroduce Disposable Cup Charge

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean environment authorities are set to announce a set of comprehensive measures designed to reduce the use of disposables next month, including the reintroduction of disposable coffee cup charges. The Ministry of Environment said on Thursday it was finalizing a draft for comprehensive countermeasures to curb the use of [...]

Forcing Diet on Chickens Not Effective in Removing Pesticides

Forcing Diet on Chickens Not Effective in Removing Pesticides

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Putting chickens on a forced diet as a way of getting pesticides out of their system has been proven ineffective, and actually raises the level of pesticides in their body, agriculture authorities have learned. A number of South Korean poultry farms embroiled in the latest egg contamination scandal are continuing [...]

Court Rejects Residents’ Request to Suspend Government Provision of THAAD Land

Court Rejects Residents’ Request to Suspend Government Provision of THAAD Land

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Tuesday dismissed local residents’ request to temporarily invalidate the government’s offering of land to host a U.S. missile defense system. In April, 396 people filed an administrative suit against the provision of a former golf course in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang Province, to U.S. Forces [...]