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Seoul to Toughen Inspections of Waste Imports from Japan

Seoul to Toughen Inspections of Waste Imports from Japan

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will strengthen its environmental and health safety inspections for battery, tire and plastic waste imported from Japan, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Environment said it will beef up radioactive and heavy metals tests on Japanese waste batteries, tires and plastics being imported into South Korea [...]

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

S. Korea to Actively Deal with Radioactive Water Discharge from Fukushima Plant

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will actively seek ways to deal with Japan’s planned discharge of water contaminated as a result of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, amid concern storage space will soon run out. The treatment of radioactive water stored in tanks in Fukushima [...]

Gov’t to Restore Scarabs and Other Endangered Species by 2027

Gov’t to Restore Scarabs and Other Endangered Species by 2027

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment has launched a project to bring back scarabs to South Korea, which disappeared in the 1970s. The ministry and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) announced on Sunday that they recently brought 200 scarabs from Mongolia to restore their population. Scarabs, classified as Level II [...]

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

Over Half of S. Korea’s Autonomous Regions Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The dangers of extremely hot weather will fast increase nationwide over the next decade, with more than half of South Korea’s local autonomous regions vulnerable, a government report warned Thursday. The report, issued by the Ministry of Environment based on climate change scenarios from the Korea Meteorological Administration, evaluates [...]

Oil Mist Leaks at Hanwha Total Caused by Failure to Follow Safety Procedures

Oil Mist Leaks at Hanwha Total Caused by Failure to Follow Safety Procedures

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Massive oil mist leaks from a factory of Hanwha Total Petrochemical in central South Korea in May were caused by the company’s failure to abide by safety procedures and a walkout of skilled employees, a joint government-private investigation team said Friday. The announcement came after two oil mist leaks [...]