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Government Considers Easing Regulations on LPG-Powered Cars Amid Fine Dust Concerns

Government Considers Easing Regulations on LPG-Powered Cars Amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is planning to ease regulations on liquid petroleum gas-powered vehicles to combat fine dust, miniscule airborne particles that have recently been the centerpiece of national health concern.  Currently, LPG vehicle purchases are limited to drivers with disabilities and individuals of national merit, with the exception [...]

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 [...]

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

Samsung Apartments Equipped with Anti-Fine Dust Systems

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Construction & Trading Corporation announced Monday that it is introducing fine dust filtering systems and air quality control devices at its upcoming Raemian apartments in Sinbanpo and Seokgwan-dong, Seoul.  The IoT Home Cube, a portable device developed by Samsung C&T’s residential engineering division, measures the fine dust concentration [...]

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 [...]

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea and China continue to clash head on in both politics and environmental issues, the anti-Chinese sentiment in South Korea is seeing a notable increase. In addition to political conflict over the deployment of an American THAAD missile system that has devastated the South Korean tourism industry, the [...]