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PM2.5 air pollutant reaches record high in March

PM2.5 air pollutant reaches record high in March

The average concentration of PM2.5 harmful particles in the air reached the highest level in Seoul last month since it began to be observed in 2015, according to data released Monday by a state-run think tank. The National Institute of Environmental Research said the average concentration of PM2.5, particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns […]

Seoul seeks to widen cooperation with Beijing to fight fine dust pollution

Seoul seeks to widen cooperation with Beijing to fight fine dust pollution

South Korea’s government said Thursday it will push to team up with China to take emergency measures on reducing fine dust. Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae, announcing the government’s special measures to fight fine dust pollution, said Seoul will ask Beijing to conduct a joint artificial rain experiment over the sea between the two countries this […]

Gov’t to limit operation of coal power plants to curb fine dust pollution

Gov’t to limit operation of coal power plants to curb fine dust pollution

South Korea’s industry ministry said Wednesday it will regulate the operation of coal power plants to reduce emissions of fine dust as the country faced its worst level of pollution in recent days.   The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy said it will move to have 60 coal power plants scale down their operations […]

President Moon calls for joint action with China to reduce fine dust

President Moon calls for joint action with China to reduce fine dust

South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered his government Wednesday to work together with China to fight fine dust pollution, his office Cheong Wa Dae said.   South Korea has suffered from the worst particulate matter pollution this week with a large portion of the fine dust believed to be blown from China. The president told […]

Gov’t to step up countermeasures against fine dust pollution

Gov’t to step up countermeasures against fine dust pollution

South Korea is moving to designate fine dust concentrations as a disaster in law, part of its countermeasures to the nation’s worsening air pollution problem, officials said Tuesday. If fine dust pollution is legally recognized as a disaster, the government will work out concrete criteria for damage assessment and support measures, the officials informed of […]

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