S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

phys.org | 3/6/2019 | Staff
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm.

Moon also on Wednesday instructed government officials to quicken the retirement of old coal-burning power plants, according to his spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

Seoul - Rise - Air - Pollution - Experts

Seoul has been struggling to tackle the rise in air pollution that experts have linked to China's massive industrial activity and emission from South Korean cars.

Fine dust levels in South Korea have hit new highs over the past week, leaving people wearing masks while commuting under thick-gray skies online users have compared to the scenes of the movie "Wall-E."

Meeting - Government - Officials - Moon - China

In a meeting with government officials, Moon noted that China was "much more advanced" than South Korea in technologies for initiating rain and...
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