Return of Expert Team of Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) from the Republic of Korea
December 21, 2007
- Concerning the oil spill accident that took place on the west coast
of the Republic of Korea in the morning of December 7, the Government of
Japan, on December 14, decided to dispatch an expert team of Japan Disaster
Relief team (JDR) to give advice on oil removal and control and other help,
and to extend emergency relief goods (oil-absorbents) equivalent to about
30 million yen.
- The expert team arrived at the ROK on December 15, visited affected
areas in Taean Peninsula, investigated the contamination, and gave advice
to ROK authorities on how to remove and control spilled oil. On December
19, with the cooperation of the National Maritime Police Agency, they investigated
the affected areas from above by a helicopter.
- Japan’s emergency relief goods (oil-absorbents) were delivered to the
Korean side --- 1.7 tons on December 19, 5.3 tons on 20, and 3 tons on 21,
- The expert team will continue their work till December 22 and come back to Japan on December 23.
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