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South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Defense said Saturday the advanced U.S. missile defense system deployed in a southern town won't cause any adverse effects to the local environment.Earlier in the day, the defense and environment ministries conducted their joint environmental survey of electromagnetic radiation and noise from the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in Seongju, southeast of Seoul.Two rocket launchers and a powerful X-band radar are operational at the new U.S. Forces Korea base, formerly a private golf course.The defense ministry said the radiation level at a spot 100 meters from the radar was measured at 0.01659 watt per square meter on average during a six-minute test. From 500 meters away, it was 0.004136 W/㎡. At 700 meters from the radar, the radiation level was 0.
Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

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Aug. 4 (UPI) -- China's state-owned Xinhua news agency slammed the South Korean government on Friday over its decision to deploy additional THAAD launchers.President Moon Jae-in's administration recently announced the decision to strengthen missile defense in the wake of North Korea's recent tests, but Xinhua characterized the decision as a "confused" move that aggravates bilateral relations, News 1 reported.In the statement that read like an indirect warning to Seoul, Xinhua suggested Moon's decision to deploy four additional THAAD launchers does not help with peace and stability in the region.The Chinese state news agency quoted excerpts from South Korea's left-leaning newspaper Hankyoreh in order to drive home the point the U.S. missile defense system is controversial for some South Kor...