Young Poong's Sukpo zinc smelter in South Korea faces 20-day shutdown after appeal rejected

South Korean zinc smelter Young Poong is facing a 20-day shutdown at its Sukpu refined zinc smelter after a court rejected the company’s appeal against a closure order.

Situated in a national park, the Sukpu smelter is alleged to have discharged waste from the smelting process into the local river, which is used for drinking water by millions of people.
Environmental groups and residents have been lobbying the government and protesting for months to get the company to halt production.



Archie Hunter

October 29, 2018

11:29 GMT