29 Mar '11, 4am

Two Koreas in talks on potential volcano threat

Two Koreas in talks on potential volcano threat

SEOUL: North and South Korea began talks Tuesday about a potential volcanic threat from the peninsula's highest mountain, in a rare moment of cooperation after months of confrontation. The meeting at the South Korean border town of Munsan follows heightened concern about natural disasters, after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan and crippled an atomic power plant there. The North's chief delegate Yun Yong-Gun expressed concern at radioactive leakage from the Japanese plant after his 13-member team including three experts crossed the border early Tuesday. "We are actively watching for fear that radioactive contamination may reach us," he said at the beginning of the talks with four South Korean delegates, according to Yonhap news agency. Following the Japanese disaster, Pyongyang's earthquake bureau proposed joint research into possible activity at Mou...

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