Japanese scrap iron exported to Gunsan port of S. Korea without radiation test

Potentially contaminated scrap iron is exported from Japan to a South Korean port without radiation test.

A local citizens’ organization announced this on 10/13/2014 based on the report by the largest opposition party.

The organization insists they should immediately stop unloading the iron for the potential health damage of the port workers, steel interest and the consumers.


From the report, approx. 700,000 t of untested scrap iron was exported to South Korea in 2013 and 64.8% was from Gunsan port.

Even in the first half year of 2014, nearly 440,000 t of scrap iron was exported to South Korea without radiation test and 73 % was from this port.







Français :

De l’acier japonais a été exporté sur le port sud-coréen de Gunsan sans contrôle de radioactivité


Des pièces en fer probablement radioactives sont exportées du Japon sur un port de Corée du Sud sans contrôle de leur radioactivité.

Une organisation privée l’a déclaré le 13 octobre 2014 sur la base d’un rapport du plus grand parti d’opposition.
L’organisation insiste sur la nécessité d’arrêter le déchargement du fer en prévention pour la santé des travailleurs du port, pour les intérêts de l’acier et des consommateurs.

Selon ce rapport, environ 700 000 T de pièces non contrôlées ont été exportées sur la Corée du Sud en 2013 et 64,8 % l’ont été sur le port de Gunsan.
Rien que pour la première moitié de 2014, près de 440 000 T de pièces en fer ont été exportées sur la Corée du Sud sans contrôle de la radioactivité et 73 % en direction de ce port.


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October 2014