11 August 2017

News Story: S.Korea delays measurement of electromagnetic wave near THAAD site

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's defense ministry delayed the planned measurement of electromagnetic wave and noise near the site where the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system is deployed, according to local media reports.

The defense ministry originally planned to measure the level of noise and electromagnetic wave on Thursday near the THAAD site together with the environment ministry.

An unnamed defense ministry official told local reporters that the plan was postponed due to several situations on the site.

Officials of the defense and environment ministries were planned to move by helicopter into the former golf course in Seongju county, North Gyeongsang province, but the chopper failed to take off due to a bad weather, according to local media reports.

They sought to move by chopper as residents and peace activists are blocking a sole entrance road to the site to prevent more THAAD elements from being deployed in their hometown.

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