When the soil and groundwater at the 8th U.S. Army headquarters on Yongsan Garrison in South Korea was found to be contaminated by benzene, further investigation was delayed as the U.S. Army prohibited access to the base. However, now that the military headquarters are moving to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province after a 64-year deployment in South Korea, the investigation has been permitted to begin, according to the Korean Herald. “We decided to conduct an investigation before the USFK completes its relocation by the year’s end,” said Kwon Ki-wook, chief of the city’s water circulation safety bureau, “because the source of the pollutants ... Read More
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