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News about Saemangeum (Dec 2016)

Jason Loghry, Dec 28, 2016

South Korea to Create Offshore Wind Farm in Saemangeum Area

“The government said on Monday that it will spend 440 billion won to build an offshore wind farm at Saemangeum Lake and the Saemanguem Industrial Complex inside the Saemangeum breakwater.

Manufacturing facilities related to the farm will be set up at the industrial complex, while 28 wind power generators, with a capacity of 99 point-two megawatts, will be built at the lake.”

Read the full article: http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Dm_detail.htm?No=124195

 

And to top it off, they’re going to add music to the scenario:

 

Pianist Steve Barakatt to compose anthem for Saemangeum

““It is now official, I will compose the Official Anthem of the revolutionary City Project of Saemangeum, South Korea,” the New Age pianist tweeted yesterday.

“I am so happy I was able to experience such beautifully mysterious Saemangeum,” said Barakatt in the official statement. “I am also very happy to have the opportunity to be able to melodically express how I was emotionally touched (during the visit).”

Read the full article: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20161226000857

 
 

I’ve sent him a “tweet” asking him if he is aware of how devastating the Saemangeum project has been on shorebird populations in the region and I linked to this article:
http://www.audubon.org/magazine/july-august-2013/stemming-tide-shorebird-losses

If there is a response, I’ll post in the comments.

 
 

Statement by Birds Korea from 2013 in response to the proposed Wind Farm at the Geum Estuary:

http://www.birdskorea.org/Our_Work/Publications/Conservation-Issues/BK-CI-Wind-farm-Geum-estuary.shtml

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