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THAAD Protesters Refuse to Accept Gov’t Survey on Environmental Impact

THAAD Protesters Refuse to Accept Gov’t Survey on Environmental Impact

SEONGJU, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Local residents and activists campaigning against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system said Sunday they will not accept the outcome of a government survey that ruled out the possibility of its serious environmental damage. On Saturday, the government announced the result of a survey of electromagnetic [...]

Gov’t Puts Off THAAD Environmental Survey

Gov’t Puts Off THAAD Environmental Survey

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government on Thursday postponed a formal environmental survey on the the advanced U.S. missile defense system deployed in a southern town due to a fierce protest by local residents and activists. The defense and environment ministries had planned to conduct the joint study of electromagnetic radiation [...]

N. Korea Unveils ‘Satellite Photos’ of THAAD in S. Korea

N. Korea Unveils ‘Satellite Photos’ of THAAD in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system recently deployed in South Korea, a move aimed at flaunting the country’s capability to gather intelligence against Seoul. The North’s state-run Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station aired two pictures showing [...]

Seongju Residents Seek Injunction against THAAD Deployment

Seongju Residents Seek Injunction against THAAD Deployment

SEONGJU, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of residents near the deployment site of a U.S. missile defense system here filed a petition with the Constitutional Court on Monday to obtain an injunction against its construction and operation. A total of 527 residents from Seongju County and neighboring Gimcheon, about 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, [...]

S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has completed the process to provide a site for the deployment of the advanced U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Since the official announcement of a decision to install a THAAD battery in South Korea, Seoul and Washington have been negotiating [...]

S. Korea to Check Alternate Sites for THAAD

S. Korea to Check Alternate Sites for THAAD

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s military said Monday it will conduct detailed examinations into three sites in the rural county of Seongju to check if alternate locations can be found to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system.  The move comes as Seongju residents strongly protested the government’s decision to install the [...]

Seongju Residents Ask Gov’t to Pick Alternate Site for THAAD

Seongju Residents Ask Gov’t to Pick Alternate Site for THAAD

SEONGJU, South Korea, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of Seongju on Sunday officially requested that the government pick an alternate site within their county for the deployment of the advanced U.S. missile defense system.  The emergency committee set up to respond to Seoul’s plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery [...]

Seongju Residents Willing to Consider Alternate Site for THAAD

Seongju Residents Willing to Consider Alternate Site for THAAD

SEOUL/SEONGJU, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of Seongju said Friday that they can consider an alternate site for the the advanced U.S. defense shield if the government scraps its initial decision to place the system at an existing anti-aircraft missile base.  The emergency committee opposed to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area [...]

Defense Chief Defends Seongju as Optimal Site for THAAD

Defense Chief Defends Seongju as Optimal Site for THAAD

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense chief on Wednesday defended the government’s decision to select Seongju, a southeastern county, as the site for an advanced anti-missile system to counter threats from North Korea, according to military officials.  In a meeting with representatives of Seongju residents held in the rural town from 2:00 [...]

Defense Chief to Visit THAAD Site for Dialogue with Residents

Defense Chief to Visit THAAD Site for Dialogue with Residents

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense chief will visit Seongju, the selected site for an advanced U.S. anti-missile system this week, to hold talks with local residents angered by the “unilateral” deployment decision, the defense ministry said Tuesday.  Han Min-koo will visit the rural county, 296 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on Wednesday, [...]