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Small Modular Reactors in Spotlight following Nuclear Disaster Film

Small Modular Reactors in Spotlight following Nuclear Disaster Film

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent South Korean blockbuster disaster film “Pandora” was the first of its kind to see nuclear power plants play a pivotal role in the plot.  The movie, which is reminiscent of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in 2011, takes place in an eastern coastal city of South Korea that [...]

S. Korea Toughens Rules on Anti-Seismic Houses, Other Buildings

S. Korea Toughens Rules on Anti-Seismic Houses, Other Buildings

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – All newly-built houses in South Korea will be equipped with earthquake-resistant structures starting in the second half of next year under the government’s comprehensive measures against the natural disaster, a related ministry announced Friday.  The government has also decided to pour 2.8 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) by 2020 to [...]

Korea to Build More Earthquake Training Centers after Record Tremors

Korea to Build More Earthquake Training Centers after Record Tremors

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean government announced Thursday that it will build eight additional safety training centers that offer hands-on experience and training for earthquakes by 2020. The announcement came following Korea’s record 5.8-magnitude quake that shook the nation on September 12, and the more than 400 aftershocks that have followed since. [...]

Gyeongju Earthquake Crisis Spotlights Korea’s Insufficient Disaster Relief Funds

Gyeongju Earthquake Crisis Spotlights Korea’s Insufficient Disaster Relief Funds

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Restoration efforts are underway in Gyeongju following Korea’s record 5.8-magnitude earthquake and the hundreds of aftershocks that have since struck the region. But the crisis has highlighted another issue: a considerable number of local governments have been neglecting their legal duty to maintain disaster relief funds.  In accordance with [...]

Hyundai Motor Union to Invoke “Evacuation Rights” amid Earthquake Fears

Hyundai Motor Union to Invoke “Evacuation Rights” amid Earthquake Fears

ULSAN, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers of Hyundai Motor Company, perhaps Korea’s most powerful labor union with more than 48,000 members, announced that they will take advantage of the ‘laborer right to evacuate’ in case of future earthquakes. Korea suffered a record 5.8-magnitude earthquake on September 12, which was followed by hundreds of [...]

S. Korea to Map out Comprehensive Plan for Safety of Energy Facilities

S. Korea to Map out Comprehensive Plan for Safety of Energy Facilities

SEJONG, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will map out a comprehensive plan to strengthen the safety measures of the country’s energy facilities by the end of this year following last week’s strongest earthquake that jolted the nation, the ministry here said Friday. An advisory committee comprised of experts from various fields, including geology [...]