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Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

DAEJEON, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that enables the rapid tracking of radioactive contaminated water in the sea. The new technology was developed amid growing concerns over the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water being stored at the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. [...]

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

Cost the Primary Factor Behind Japan’s Decision to Release Radioactive Water into the Sea

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government is attempting to release contaminated water from a disabled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The primary reason, as anticipated by experts, is the low cost. It costs less to release the water to the sea than by air. Initially, the Japanese government considered three separate means [...]

Interest in Tritium Grows with Fukushima Set to Release Contaminated Water

Interest in Tritium Grows with Fukushima Set to Release Contaminated Water

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Japanese government is set to confirm its decision about releasing contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea on Oct. 27, interest is growing over what impact radioactive materials could have on the human body. Despite Japan’s claim that it has purified the contaminated [...]

S. Korea Reiterates Priority on Citizens’ Health in Handling Fukushima Water Issue

S. Korea Reiterates Priority on Citizens’ Health in Handling Fukushima Water Issue

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s foreign ministry reiterated its “foremost priority” to protect its citizens’ health and safety Friday in dealing with Japan’s potential discharge of contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The ministry also said the government has been handling the issue under a vice-ministerial inter-agency dialogue platform, amid [...]

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

Japan Decides to Release Contaminated Water to Sea

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has reportedly decided to release 1.2 million tons of contaminated water currently stored at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, despite protests from South Korea. Greenpeace, an environmental non-governmental organization, reported that the final report submitted on Monday by the expert sub-committee on contaminated water at [...]

Japan to Release Contaminated Water to Open Sea and Air Despite Opposition from S. Korea

Japan to Release Contaminated Water to Open Sea and Air Despite Opposition from S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government has made a de facto decision to release contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant despite strong opposition from South Korea. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held an expert subcommittee session on Monday and announced plans to release the contaminated waters in two ways. [...]

Japanese Report Confirms Hazardous Radioactive Materials Contained in Contaminated Fukushima Water

Japanese Report Confirms Hazardous Radioactive Materials Contained in Contaminated Fukushima Water

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As Japan seeks to release contaminated water from its disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean media revealed that the tainted water contains hazardous radioactive materials. KBS News reported on Thursday that a report submitted by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to the Japanese [...]

S. Korea Calls for Int’l Cooperation on Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge Plan

S. Korea Calls for Int’l Cooperation on Japan’s Fukushima Water Discharge Plan

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday called for international cooperation to respond to a possible move by Japan to discharge contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean. In a press conference held in Seoul, Choi Won-ho, the head of the Ministry of Science and ICT’s big [...]