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Somebody’s gotta do it

Aug 01,2018
South Chungcheong Gov. Yang Seung-jo (far right in front row) and Chief Regulatory Officer of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission Kang Jung-min (far left) help disassemble Daejin Bed’s radioactive mattresses at the bed manufacturer’s headquarters in Cheonan, South Chungcheong, on Tuesday. Public officials and volunteers began disassembling the mattresses found to emit harmful levels of radon, a radioactive substance linked to cancer and other diseases, after earning the consent of Cheonan residents who had been protesting against the work due to safety concerns. Casamia, another bed manufacturer, also began recalling some of its products found to contain high radon levels from Tuesday. [YONHAP]