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Wildfire on South Korea’s east coast threatens nuclear and liquefied natural gas plants


Wildfire on South Korea’s east coast threatens nuclear and liquefied natural gas plants

ABC  Sat 5 Mar 2022 Thousands of South Korean firefighters and troops are battling a large wildfire that has been tearing through an eastern coastal area and threatened a nuclear power station and a liquefied natural gas plant.

Key points:

  • Around 7,000 personnel, 65 helicopters and 513 vehicles have been deployed to contain the fire
  • President Moon Jae-in issued an alarm as the fire reached the perimeter of the seaside nuclear power plant
  • The operator reduced production to 50 per cent and cut off some electricity lines as preventive measures

The fire began Friday morning on a mountain in the seaside town of Uljin and burned across more than 6,000 hectares to the nearby city of Samcheok………………..

Around 7,000 firefighters, troops and public workers as well as 65 helicopters and 513 vehicles, have been deployed to contain the fire, which after reaching Samcheok began moving southward back toward Uljin, driven by wind……………

President Moon Jae-in issued an alarm Friday afternoon as the fire reached the perimeter of a seaside nuclear power plant in Uljin, forcing the operator to reduce production to 50 per cent and cut off some electricity lines as preventive measures.

Hundreds of firefighters were deployed to the plant and kept the blaze under control before winds drove it northward toward Samcheok…………   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-05/south-korea-wildfires-threaten-nuclear-lng-plants/100885914

March 8, 2022 - Posted by | climate change, South Korea

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