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Government to Regulate Oxygen Canisters Amid Burgeoning Sales

Government to Regulate Oxygen Canisters Amid Burgeoning Sales

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has decided to regulate the sale of portable oxygen canisters, which have become increasingly popular amid fine dust fears that have been gripping the peninsula.  According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday, a revision designating portable oxygen cans as “quasi-drugs” will [...]

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

New Technology Drastically Reduces Fine Dust Emissions from Thermal Power Plants

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced Tuesday that it has developed a technology to reduce fine dust emissions at thermal power stations by roughly 90 percent.  The institute recently installed catalytic denitrification equipment – typically employed at power plants to reduce pollutants by converting nitrogen oxide into [...]

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in ordered a temporary shutdown of aged coal power plants Monday in an unprecedented move to fight air pollution. Under the order, eight coal fired thermal power plants that are aged 30 years or older will be closed for 30 days starting June 1, according to the [...]

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Newly elected president Moon Jae-in has issued an executive order to shut down a number of aged coal-fired power plants in South Korea in a move to curb the fine dust problems that are plaguing the country, only days after he was sworn into office. Moon revealed today his plan [...]

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

South Koreans Kitchens, Playgrounds not Immune to Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – As a grey haze of fine dust continues to blanket South Korea, the epidemic is sweeping through kitchens and school playgrounds across the nation, with some schools reportedly cancelling sports days while experts warn homemakers against opening the windows for too long when cooking, in fear of letting in [...]

S. Korea Mulls over Reducing Coal Power Plant Operations to Cope with Fine Dust: Minister

S. Korea Mulls over Reducing Coal Power Plant Operations to Cope with Fine Dust: Minister

SEJONG, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is considering a move to reduce operations at coal-fired power plants to cope with excessive levels of fine dust particles in the air, the energy minister said Tuesday.  “As people are deeply worried about fine dust, (the government) is reviewing a plan to restrict power [...]

POSCO Makes Additional Investment to Counter Air Pollution

POSCO Makes Additional Investment to Counter Air Pollution

POHANG, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – POSCO is investing an additional 50 billion won ($44.1 million) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  According to local sources on Monday, the South Korean steel giant plans to boost its environmental measures, including reducing emissions of toxic chemicals and improving maintenance of emissions facilities, by establishing [...]

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

Fine Dust Included As Category in Emergency Disaster Mobile Messaging

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The government will send an emergency message to people in Seoul and its satellite cities via mobile phone if severe fine dust is forecast in the region, the public security ministry said Sunday. “Once the message, called cell broadcast service (CBS), is issued, public agencies are obliged to follow the government’s emergency steps to reduce fine dust in the air, including the introduction of the two-day rotation system [...]