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Debate Over Nuclear Power Phaseout Rears its Head Once More After Earthquake

Debate Over Nuclear Power Phaseout Rears its Head Once More After Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Two days after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern city of Pohang, the dispute over decommissioning nuclear power plants is gaining new life. Environmental groups that support the current administration’s nuclear energy phaseout policy have based their arguments on the potential dangers posed by natural disasters like earthquakes. In [...]

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

Life on Hold for Students After Pohang Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in Pohang on Wednesday has resulted in a series of unlikely effects, particularly for female high school students from their birth control pill schedule to plans for plastic surgery. The devastating earthquake which hit the southeastern city of Pohang saw the country’s critically important CSAT exam [...]

Nuclear Reactors Unaffected by Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake

Nuclear Reactors Unaffected by Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Nuclear reactors located on South Korea’s southeastern coast were not affected by a series of strong earthquakes that hit the nearby city of Pohang on Wednesday, the state nuclear operator said. The first magnitude 5.5 quake hit north of Pohang, located 370 kilometers southeast of Seoul, at around 2:30 p.m. The area was hit by a second 5.4quake minutes later, the state [...]

More Aftershocks to Come in Pohang

More Aftershocks to Come in Pohang

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Aftershocks are expected to continue in Pohang following the rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the region on Wednesday afternoon. As over 5.0-magnitude earthquakes are often followed by a series of aftershocks of various intensities in the months that follow, more aftershocks are expected to hit Pohang, said Lee Mi-sun, the [...]

S. Korea to Help Tuvalu’s Coastal Management Against Rising Sea Levels

S. Korea to Help Tuvalu’s Coastal Management Against Rising Sea Levels

SEJONG, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will participate in coastal management project in Tuvalu that aims to protect the South Pacific country from rising sea levels, the government said Wednesday. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in Funafuti, Tuvalu, for cooperation on building ports and developing coastal anti-disaster measures, the Ministry [...]

Saemangeum Industrial Complex to Begin Mass Lithium Production

Saemangeum Industrial Complex to Begin Mass Lithium Production

SEJONG, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Saemangeum Industrial Complex is set to produce an annual 30,000 tons of lithium – one of the key materials for electric-vehicle batteries – starting in 2020. Lithium manufacturer Lithium Korea will use 165,000 square meters of land at the Saemangeum Industrial Complex to begin the production of lithium in [...]

Government Advisory Panel Rejects Cable Car Project on Mt. Seorak

Government Advisory Panel Rejects Cable Car Project on Mt. Seorak

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – An advisory panel to the cultural heritage authorities on Wednesday rejected a plan to build a cable car on a mountain range on the country’s east coast, citing possible damage to the environment, wildlife and cultural assets. The Cultural Properties Committee voted down the controversial scheme to construct a 3.5-kilometer-long cablecar system in the southern region of Mount Seorak in Yangyang County, some 215 kilometers [...]

Seoul Government to Team Up With British Social Enterprises for Urban Restoration

Seoul Government to Team Up With British Social Enterprises for Urban Restoration

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced it has teamed up with London-based social enterprises Locality and Social Life to embark on new urban renewal projects. The Seoul government signed a business agreement on Tuesday with both Locality and Social Life, social enterprises that successfully led urban restoration projects in [...]