A former environment minister and former Blue House aide were convicted Tuesday of abuse of power for purging state-run company executives and replacing them with loyalists of President Moon Jae-in.
Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae warned that climate change is no longer “another country’s story,” and urged Korea to become a “climate resilient society” as the country aims to become carbon-neutral.
The quiet farming village of Jooksan-ri in South Jeolla was devastated earlier this month when a local stream flooded hundreds of hectares of surrounding farmland, following one of the most extreme rainy seasons on record in Korea.
The Ministry of Environment Tuesday completed checking 435 water treatment plants nationwide and found larva-like organisms in the filter beds of three, but said they did not enter the tap water.
Despite continued reports of larva-like organisms found in sinks and bathrooms, Seoul water authorities said Wednesday none of them are coming from the tap water. But they announced a team of experts will investigate.
Larva-like organisms have been found at seven water treatment plants nationwide, the Ministry of Environment announced Tuesday, but said that the bugs only made it into the tap water of two facilities that serve Incheon.