Tuesday, October 9, 2012

South Korea: Toxic Gas Leak

Belated Response to Toxic Gas Leak Affecting Thousands in South Korea

In the small South Korean city of Gumi, the authorities' slow response to a toxic gas leakage has prompted angry reactions from citizens. On September 27, 2012, a chemical factory exploded, resulting in a massive gas spill of hydrochloric acid; a highly toxic chemical that can damage the lungs, bones and the nervous system.  South Korean authorities only began evacuating villagers on October 6, some ten days after the event.

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‘Campus Divas For Rich Men’ is a Facebook page dedicated to hooking up female Kenyan university students under the age of 26 with rich men of any age. This bold move in a predominantly conservative society has prompted significant online public debate. Read more »

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