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Courts to Decide if Government is Responsible for Pohang Earthquake

Courts to Decide if Government is Responsible for Pohang Earthquake

POHANG, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A damages suit involving the earthquake in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province on November 15, 2017 was filed. The trial is finally starting one year and nine months after the quake, as a government research team announced belatedly that ‘the operation of the geothermal power plant brought about an earthquake’, and [...]

2017 Pohang Earthquake Probably Caused by Geothermal Plant

2017 Pohang Earthquake Probably Caused by Geothermal Plant

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s second-most destructive earthquake, which struck the southeastern city of Pohang in 2017, was probably triggered by an experimental geothermal power plant, the government said Wednesday. The government-led teams of experts, from both South Korea and abroad, concluded that a series of earthquakes, reaching a magnitude of 5.4 [...]

New Pohang Generator Uses Everyday Waste to Produce Electricity

New Pohang Generator Uses Everyday Waste to Produce Electricity

POHANG, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province will begin operating a generator that uses everyday waste to generate electricity starting next January. The city announced on Thursday that it has invested 153.4 billion won (US$137.1 million) to build the facility as part of a project that kicked off in [...]

Pohang’s Flexible Part-time Job Portal Proves Success

Pohang’s Flexible Part-time Job Portal Proves Success

POHANG, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Pohang’s state-run part-time job search engine, which connects job seekers and employers with flexible working hours, has proven a success. According to the Pohang city government on Monday, the job portal dubbed ‘Jaturi (Spare) Time Exchange’ has been visited by over 7,000 people since its launch earlier this month. [...]

Gov’t to Set Guidelines for Building Exterior for Protection Against Earthquakes

Gov’t to Set Guidelines for Building Exterior for Protection Against Earthquakes

SEJONG, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The land ministry will conduct research and development to build structure exteriors that can better withstand earthquakes, officials said Tuesday. A magnitude 5.4 tremor in the southeastern city of Pohang on Nov. 15 showed a building’s outer surface falling apart, raising new safety concerns that current construction regulations do [...]

Debate Over Nuclear Power Phaseout Rears its Head Once More After Earthquake

Debate Over Nuclear Power Phaseout Rears its Head Once More After Earthquake

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Two days after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern city of Pohang, the dispute over decommissioning nuclear power plants is gaining new life. Environmental groups that support the current administration’s nuclear energy phaseout policy have based their arguments on the potential dangers posed by natural disasters like earthquakes. In [...]