26 August 2017

News Story: S.Korea expected to unveil green audit results on THAAD site next week

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Korea was expected to unveil the result next week of a small-scale assessment of environmental impact on the site where part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system is being deployed.

An unnamed presidential Blue House official was quoted by Yonghap news agency as saying Friday that the result of the small-scale green audit, which is now under way, would be announced next Monday though it was not fixed.

The defense ministry was quoted as saying the environmental impact assessment was in the final stage, noting that if the assessment is completed, construction works for the THAAD site and the temporary deployment of four more THAAD launchers would be conducted through consultations with the U.S. side.

It indicated the possible installation of four more THAAD launchers at any time after the green audit result is made public.

Read the full story at Xinhua