Four USFK bases, including Bupyeong, Incheon, Dongducheon, and Wonju, Gangwon, were returned to our government yesterday. It was closed a long time ago, but it was a tedious workshop on who would pay for the cleanup of the pollution. We decided to continue to discuss the matter, and we began to discuss returning to Yongsan, Seoul.
I am reporter Kim Ah-young.
This is a US military base camp market in Bupyeong, Incheon, closed in July 2011.
The government returned four US military bases here, in Wonju and Dongducheon.
It's been about 10 years since I went through the sofa, the return process under the USFK status agreement.
The return was delayed due to the US-Korea tug of war over who would pay for the cleanup of the contaminated base, but the government decided to return it from the base and continue negotiations.
Over time, the cost of cleanup is low, and the social costs of delayed development are also high.
[Residence / camp market: Turn to this side, turn to the side… ” I hope it goes away quickly because of the local economy. You'll love it if it becomes a park or something.]
The local government was discolored, but there was also a voice of concern.
The cleanup costs for the four bases are 110 billion won, and once returned, it will be more difficult to ask the US military for their cleanup responsibilities.
[Jang Jeong-gu / Incheon Green Association Policy Chairman: If you are aware of this, it can continue to be a burden for the Korean government… .]
The return process for the Yongsan Base, which was left only for CFC and US military, also began.
The government explained that it couldn't be too late to start building the park in 2022.
The return and transfer of USFK bases was formalized in 2003, and 22 of the 80 bases returned are still unreturned.
Four US Bases Returned in Ten Years Yongsan-do negotiation begins
Four USFK bases were returned to our government yesterday: Bupyeong, Incheon, Dongducheon, Gyeonggi-do, and Wonju, Gangwon. It was closed a long time ago, but it was a tedious workshop on who would pay for the cleanup of the pollution. We decided to continue to discuss the matter, and we began to discuss returning to Yongsan, Seoul.