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Seoul seeks IMO’s involvement in dispute over Fukushima radioactive water

Moon Seong-hyeok

South Korea has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to explore ways to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog to ensure safety in Japan’s planned release of wastewater. South Korea’s Oceans and Fisheries Minister, Moon Seong-hyeok Oceans Minister Moon Seong-hyeok made the request in a letter sent to Lim Ki-tack, secretary general of the UN organisation, calling Tokyo’s decision to ...

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South Korea to build world’s largest floating wind park

Moon Jae-in

South Korea says that it is planning to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm running on floating turbines by 2030. President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Photo credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images President Moon Jae-in pledged the government’s full support for the project during his presentation on Thursday, May 6, 2021. According to the government, investments worth 36 trillion won ...

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S. Korea gives condition for Japan’s release of radioactive water into sea

Chung Eui-yong

South Korea would not object to Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea as long as the action met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards, an official said. Korea’s Foreign Minister, Chung Eui-yong Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong made the remarks on Monday, April 19, 2021 during a parliamentary interpellation session in ...

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Korea to participate in IAEA efforts on safety over Fukushima water release

Yoshihide Suga

South Korea will take active part in efforts by the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify safety related to Japan’s release of radioactive water into the sea, an official said Thursday, April 15, 2021. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan Japan announced earlier this week it would start disposing of more than 1.2 million tonnes of ...

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Almost all of South Korea shrouded with yellow dust blowing in from China

Yellow Dust

Almost all parts of South Korea were blanketed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by a massive yellow dust storm originating from the inland deserts of northern China, the state weather agency said. Yellow dust invasion in South Korea According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), almost all parts of the nation came under the influence of high levels of yellow ...

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South Korea warns of nationwide coronavirus risk as church outbreaks spread

Coronavirus

South Korea on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 reported its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a warning of a nationwide wave of infections. Coronavirus The 297 new infections marked the sixth straight day of triple-digit increases in a country that has managed to blunt several previous outbreaks. ...

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Ethiopia, South Korea collaborate on forestry, climate change

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With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN-REDD Programme, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and the UNDP Country Office in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change embarked on a high level visit to Republic of Korea (1st to 9th March 2016) to share experience and design roadmap for the forest sector development program that ...

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