South Korea survey the THAAD's impact on the environment

QĐND Online-the South Korean Government on 12-8 has started a formal survey of the impact of high-altitude interceptor missile (THAAD) last phase of America with the environment in the area of Seongju, 300 km of the capital Seoul to the South. The Ministry of defence and the Ministry of environment of South Korea will coordinate the investigation of electromagnetic radiation and noise from THAAD. We had 2 rocket launchers and radar bands X-band are active in U.s. military bases in South Korea. Since, 12-2016, South Korea also conducted surveys of the impact of the THAAD for environment, but in the "small scale".

12-8 morning, a group of 30 ministerial officials, researchers, local officials and journalists have come to the area of deployment of THAAD by helicopter. After verifying the results of the reviews, the group will formally announce the THAAD's impact on the environment in the shortest time. The THAAD components deployed in South Korea. 2 days earlier, South Korea has delayed a formal survey conducted due to the bad weather and the activists and local residents protested the deployment of THAAD in the area. Local people said that the deployment of THAAD will turn Seongju targeted missile attacks by North Korea.

After weeks of discussions, South Korea has decided to conduct a further survey of the impact of THAAD. This review process will take months. Unlike a small scale environmental assessment, are considered the only form of large surveys, usually for large scale construction projects such as the construction of residential or industrial area, requires a public hearing. Thus, many people have predicted that the deployment of THAAD in Seongju will not be completed in the year 2017. Under the agreement, South Korea agreed to provide 700,000 m2 of golf in America of Lotte in Seongju to THAAD deployments.

Designed to intercept short-range ballistic missile, the medium-range of the enemy at the top floor and the floor of the orbit, THAAD destroy the target by using missile attack by kinetic method (direct collision and destroy enemy missile warhead by colliding the kinetic energy). In addition to the ability to independently fight, THAAD can also exchange information and coordinate activities with other missile interception systems such as Aegis, and Patriot PAC-3. THAAD includes 6 mobile missile launchers, 48 interceptor missile, a radar station and a unified command center. Two interceptor missile silos and the THAAD radar was deployed in Seongju. 4 launchers left were taken to a u.s. military base near the town of on, but not yet implemented. TUAN SHAN (Defense News)

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