South Korean mayor dumps lots of trash for clean-up drive

South Korean mayor dumps lots of trash for clean-up drive

- Some officials in South Korea have dumped trash before a cleanup drive in Jindo

- Hundreds of volunteers gathered to join the International Coastal Cleanup Day

- The office of the South Korean mayor has already issued a statement regarding the matter

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Some South Korean officials dumped tons of garbage all over the shore of southwest Jindo.

KAMI learned that the officials placed the trash over the place for the clean-up drive.

In a report by French news agency Agence France-Presse, hundreds of volunteers gathered at the shores to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day.

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South Korean mayor Lee Dong-jin has also issued an apology over the issue.

"We brought in waste styrofoam and other coastal trash gathered from nearby areas so the 600 participants could carry out clean-up activities," said Lee.

The mayor also mentioned that all the trash had been taken care of “100 percent.” Lee said that there had been “no secondary pollution.”

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On September 21, the International Coastal Cleanup Day was celebrated. It is one of the largest global movements for sea preservation.

About 100 countries participated in this year’s international cleanup drive, including beaches in Hawaii, Israel, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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