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Summary of import/export of wastes under the Waste Management Law in 2012

May 30, 2013

The Ministry of the Environment has published a summary of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes for the period between January to December of 2012 under the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law. The number of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes were 41 cases and 7 cases, respectively. Total amount of export and import of wastes were 1,279,954 tons and 2,939 tons, respectively. All of exported wastes were ash from coal fired power plants destined mainly for cement production in the Republic of Korea. Imported wastes included waste button batteries and waste iodine-containing catalytic substances, which were received mainly from Taiwan and the Republic of Korea for the purpose of resource recovery.

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