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S. Korean Lab Produces Biodegradable Plastic Using Radiated Livestock Excrement

S. Korean Lab Produces Biodegradable Plastic Using Radiated Livestock Excrement

DAEJEON, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have succeeded in producing biodegradable plastic using radiated livestock excrement. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute said Thursday it transferred the technology to a local eco-friendly plastic maker for 30 million (US$25,630) won and a royalty of 2.5 percent of sales. Amid a surge in plastic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toyota Imports Subject to Intensive Radiation Test

Toyota Imports Subject to Intensive Radiation Test

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will conduct intensive tests on automobiles produced by Toyota Motor Corp. after Russian authorities detected high levels of radiation on Toyota car exports to Vladivostok. Whether the recent measure will expand to all Japanese car producers has yet to be confirmed. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) designated [...]

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 [...]

Radiation-tainted Japanese Food Imports Remain Low amid Tight Inspections

Radiation-tainted Japanese Food Imports Remain Low amid Tight Inspections

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese foods that have been barred from entering the country due to potential radiation contamination remained low this year as South Korea maintains its tight inspection system, according to the government Friday. Four shipments of Japanese foods totaling some 5 tons were denied entry for the whole of 2019 [...]

Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

Import Curbs Urged on Processed Foods from Fukushima

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea should restrict imports of processed foods from Japan’s Fukushima region as radiation has been found in shipments, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. South Korea banned all seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures near Fukushima in 2013 on concerns over their radiation levels in the wake of the [...]

Citizens Up in Arms over Korean Nuclear Society’s Stance on Japanese Radiation

Citizens Up in Arms over Korean Nuclear Society’s Stance on Japanese Radiation

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the South Korean government’s import ban of Japanese fisheries products gaining the recognition of the World Trade Organization, the Korean Nuclear Society (KNS) has made an announcement that appears to represent the Japanese government’s position. The KNS held a press conference at the Korea Press Center in Seoul [...]

Myth Decoded: Electromagnetic Waves Have No Effect on Baby Gender

Myth Decoded: Electromagnetic Waves Have No Effect on Baby Gender

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Does excessive exposure to electromagnetic waves increase the chance of having a daughter? Do microwave ovens cause cancer? Are cellphones killing bees? Prior to the “First Electromagnetic Waves Safety Forum” which will be held on June 23 at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Center, the National Radio Research [...]