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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 [...]

Activist Professor Unveils English-language Video Warning of Tokyo Olympics Radiation Risk

Activist Professor Unveils English-language Video Warning of Tokyo Olympics Radiation Risk

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics scheduled to be held next year in Japan, Seo Kyung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women’s University, unveiled on Thursday a video in English on social media such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, warning that the radiation risk still remains high in Japan. The [...]

Navy to Assess Impact of Radioactive Water on its Operations amid Fukushima Concerns

Navy to Assess Impact of Radioactive Water on its Operations amid Fukushima Concerns

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Navy plans to look into possible impact of radioactive contaminated water on its operations, officials said Tuesday, amid concerns over Japan’s planned release of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. Japan has been preparing to release contaminated water from the power plant devastated [...]

Radiation Levels Near Olympic Venues in Fukushima 1,775 Times Higher than Pre-disaster Era

Radiation Levels Near Olympic Venues in Fukushima 1,775 Times Higher than Pre-disaster Era

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A study by an international environmental organization has revealed that radioactive materials swept away by last year’s typhoon in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture have spilled into decontaminated areas in the country. In particular, the level of radiation near certain facilities set aside for 2020 Tokyo Olympics turned out to exceed [...]

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. [...]

VANK Posts Petition on Change.org to Warn About Nuclear Safety at Tokyo Olympics

VANK Posts Petition on Change.org to Warn About Nuclear Safety at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a cyber diplomacy organization, has begun a campaign to inform the world about nuclear safety issues in Japan. On Tuesday, VANK posted a petition on Change.org, the world’s largest petition website, asking global citizens to pay attention to nuclear safety issues surrounding [...]

Activists Urge Japan to Avoid Fukushima in Tokyo Olympics

Activists Urge Japan to Avoid Fukushima in Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean civic groups on Thursday kicked off a global campaign against potential radiation risks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, demanding that Japan ban Fukushima food products and cancel games at the Japanese city. “We launch an international campaign to protect thousands of athletes and visitors at the Tokyo [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea to Review Olympic Training Camp in Tokyo on Radioactivity Concerns

S. Korea to Review Olympic Training Camp in Tokyo on Radioactivity Concerns

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will review whether to set up a training camp in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to radioactivity concerns over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, the sports minister said Wednesday. Sports Minister Park Yang-woo told a parliamentary committee that the government will discuss the issue [...]