Korea to Toughen Spot Checks of Coal Waste from Japan

  • Arirang News

    August 09, 2019 08:22

    Korea will inspect coal waste imports from Japan more thoroughly to check for radioactive materials and heavy metals.

    The Environment Ministry on Thursday said that every coal waste shipment from Japan will go through a full examination instead of quarterly spot-checks.

    The move comes after Japan struck Korea off a list of preferential trade partners citing national security concerns.

    Shipments from Japan accounts for over 90 percent of Korea's coal waste imports, which are used to produce cement.

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