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Environmental Group Sues Government for Tainted Drinking Water

Environmental Group Sues Government for Tainted Drinking Water

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of environmental activists and residents near the Nakdong River has filed a class-action suit against the government over the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project initiated by former President Lee Myung-bak, which led to water contamination. With more than 300 people behind the pursuit of legal action including [...]

South Korea’s Longest River Suffers from Pollution and Declining Fish Stocks

South Korea’s Longest River Suffers from Pollution and Declining Fish Stocks

HAMAN, South Korea, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Nakdong River is the longest river (510km) in South Korea, and passes through the two biggest southeastern cities, Daegu and Busan, functioning as an important water source on the peninsula. But a recent study revealed that some parts of the river have become deeper in recent [...]

Court Orders Government to Compensate Farmers for Four-River Project Flooding

Court Orders Government to Compensate Farmers for Four-River Project Flooding

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A Korean court has ruled that the South Korean government should pay reparations for farmland flooding that resulted from the Four Major Rivers Project. According to the Environmental Law Center, Seoul Central District Court decided partially in favor of the plaintiff, a landscaping company in Gyeongnam Chilgok that filed a 2 [...]

Green Tides on Land, Red Tides at Sea

Green Tides on Land, Red Tides at Sea

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) - After a red tide bloom in the South Sea, green tides are occurring inland, creating anxiety. A green tide warning was issued to areas around Paldang Lake on August 19. The green tide bloom this year is thought to be the result of the small amount of rainfall and [...]