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Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

Researchers Develop New Technology to Rapidly Track Radioactive Sea Water

DAEJEON, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that enables the rapid tracking of radioactive contaminated water in the sea. The new technology was developed amid growing concerns over the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water being stored at the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. [...]

Researchers Develop Simple Way to Remove Radioactive Pollutants

Researchers Develop Simple Way to Remove Radioactive Pollutants

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed new technology that can decontaminate the surface of radioactive polluted buildings simply by spraying a hydrogel-based spray coater and washing it with water. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute announced on Wednesday that it had developed a hydrogel-based surface decontamination coater that [...]

Radioactive Materials Found in 19,000 Households over 5 Years

Radioactive Materials Found in 19,000 Households over 5 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last five years, radon, a radioactive substance, was reportedly found at thousands of apartment complexes across the nation. The substance was mostly found in construction materials. Rep. Chung Dong-young, based on reports collected from 14 regional authorities, said radon was found in 18,682 households between 2015 and [...]

Seoul to Toughen Inspections of Waste Imports from Japan

Seoul to Toughen Inspections of Waste Imports from Japan

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will strengthen its environmental and health safety inspections for battery, tire and plastic waste imported from Japan, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Environment said it will beef up radioactive and heavy metals tests on Japanese waste batteries, tires and plastics being imported into South Korea [...]