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22 workers have contracted disease

Samsung Electronics and may other makers of memory and microchips around the world sometimes use chemicals and other materials in the construction of their products that are toxic and could be lethal to humans if exposed in large doses. Samsung has been battling allegations that some workers in its plants in China have contracted cancer from exposure into the work place.

Samsung has been under pressure by activist groups to take responsibility for the incidents of workers contracting leukemia or lymphoma. So far, 22 workers from the chip plants Samsung operates have been diagnosed with lymphoma or leukemia between 1998 and 2010. Ten of these workers have died because of the diseases so far. Samsung has long maintained that the chemicals it uses in the production of chips at the plants have not caused the cancers in workers.

Samsung Memory Division president Cho Soo-in said, "We are deeply sorry about the loss of loved ones... and we've actively cooperated on epidemiologic investigations, which concluded there were no leaks of radiation." He continued saying, "But I feel we should also have done this (communicated with the public) in the first place to stop speculation from growing."

The Korea Times reports that Samsung is working hard to reduce the suspicions that the workers contracted the diseases while working at Samsung's plants. In an effort to do this, the electronics giant is opening up some of its plants to reporters. These plants are usually closely guarded and only open to visiting politicians.

The latest Samsung worker to succumb to diseases believed to be contracted at the Samsung plant was 23-year-old Park Ji-yeon, who was a worker at the Samsung plant in Onyang in the North Chungcheong Province since 2004. She died from leukemia and used an x-ray machine to check chips produced at the plant. The process produced radiation which some believe caused her leukemia.

The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency has stated that the relationship between working conditions and leukemia is unclear. The agency stated, "The chances of males getting leukemia or cancer was lower than average, while among females, the chances of dying from the disease were 1.48 times higher than normal, which could be considered insignificant."



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RE: Around the Water Cooler
By nstott on 4/21/2010 11:01:19 AM , Rating: 2
Dear smithonian without a second 's,'

Wow! Your "Englishee" comprehension really sucks! Call me up, and I'll explain it to you in Korean (mushikhan baboseggiya!)

Samsung has small stores within the company complex where employees can purchase bottled water, HOWEVER , I bought my water ahead of time at GS Mart or E-Mart over the weekend because it costs less. (smithonian: "nstott is stupid riar. He say 6-pack water from mart store cost ress than one bottle at small store. Hahahahaha!" Oh yeah, costs less on a per bottle basis. I'll try to be more precise in my speaking. Anyway...) I never said that the mart stores were small or that they were located within Samsung. If you knew how to read plain English, you would have seen where I wrote, “I typically bought a 6-pack of 2-L bottles from GS Mart or E-Mart and brought one into work every morning .” (emphasis added) Obviously, I did not purchase my water at Samsung if I *BROUGHT* it into work in the morning.

Next, you will notice from my posts that I said, “I've lived in Korea for a total of five-and-a-half years,” (emphasis added) but I never said that it was consecutive . In fact, adding the word “total” implies that it was NOT consecutive. If you understood “Englishee” well, you would have caught the nuance. Your interpretation of my words is false and nonsensical, and it would be too tedious for me to write in the detail necessary to explain every word at your kindergarten-level of “Englishee.”

If it helps, I lived in Korea from August 1992 to December 1994 the first time doing service activities; such as caring for disabled and orphaned children who were abandoned by parents too socially ashamed to raise them, teaching English, and cleaning up polluted areas. I was unpaid and lived off money I saved up before going to Korea. I moved around; living in Seoul, Goyang, Dongducheon, Weonju, and Samcheok for months at a time. Then, I lived in Korea a second time while working at the Samsung Digital Complex in Suwon from August 2006 to August 2009. Do I also need to include all of the visits to Korea between December 1994 and August 2006 and subtract out visits back to the US? How much trifling do you want to do?

So, now we can see that what I wrote makes perfect sense and that you need to go back and spend more time studying for the TOEFL. If you want to be a little K-troll, might I suggest that you go do it here:

http://www.occidentalism.org/


RE: Around the Water Cooler
By smithonian on 4/21/2010 1:05:41 PM , Rating: 2
Wow...nstott...You are Evil itself!!
Your lying is getting bigger and bigger and bigger...

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smithonian: "nstott is stupid riar. He say 6-pack water from mart store cost ress than one bottle at small store. Hahahahaha!"

I have never said that !!
It's perfectly sure that You are a totally mentally deranged person.

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The water out of the tap has the slight taste of dirt to it and no taste of chlorine.

Although Korean goverment keeps on saying that "people can drink water out of the tab directly with safety", but Korean people doesn't drink directly only for the reason of very few taste of chlorine.

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yet I tasted the water, saw the shack where they were filling up 20-L water cooler bottles without filtration and loading them onto trucks for distribution, and heard what I relayed here directly from a Samsung HR senior manager before I even saw the shack. I never would have believed it myself before joining Samsung. However, they save a lot of money doing this. .

As I said before, Korea is one of the cheapest nations in water price of public utility. Because of the high diesel price in Korea, it would take much much more money if Samsung uses trucks to distribute water.
So you prove yourself that you are a total liar.

Anyway, by and large what you said are all the lies.
Finally, I wanna say to you this.
"nstott...jotkatten saekkiya....Where did you learn Korean language?"


RE: Around the Water Cooler
By nstott on 4/21/2010 6:02:35 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Wow...nstott...You are Evil itself!!

Just because you say it, doesn't make it so.

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I have never said that !!

I was mocking you, you humorless K-tool. It was an obvious joke of what I imagined you might say based on your other misinformed statements.

quote:
It's perfectly sure that You are a totally mentally deranged person.

Koreans are so cute when they get angry.

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As I said before, Korea is one of the cheapest nations in water price of public utility. Because of the high diesel price in Korea, it would take much much more money if Samsung uses trucks to distribute water.

Once again with your 'Englishee' comprehension problems. The water spigot is located within Samsung, and small flatbed trucks are used to deliver the water to buildings within the complex. That is not the same as paying large fuel costs from shipping long distances by tractor trailer. Even so, it wouldn't be the first of many stupid, illogical things I saw while in Korea. I suppose they could have had water transported by jigae to both save money and promote exercise. ^^

http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Images/tools/kimch128.j...

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So you proob yourserp that you are totar riar.

Are you 'ronery,' too? Hahahahaha! ^^

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Anyway, by and large what you said are all the lies.

...according to your extremely limited comprehension of the English language.

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Finally, I wanna say to you this. "nstott...jotkatten saekkiya....

Yeah, but most people are the "offspring of a penis." ^^

I hear that when the Japanese invaded Korea, your great-grandmother was the first to swim out to their ships and welcome them, jjokbbal jashika!

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Where did you learn Korean language?

I already told you where, but the real question is, "Why did I even bother to learn the Korean language?"


RE: Around the Water Cooler
By smithonian on 4/21/2010 9:15:31 PM , Rating: 2
nstott...You fool

From your comment, you have revealed your identity.
Your real identity is a Japanese.
F***** Japs.
Everybody hates Japanese !!
cause they are very very short in every part of physical body.

Everybody in the world knows what Japanese are doing in Internet.
From the beginnng of the Internet birth Japanese tried to control the world by writing so many Internet comments.
There is a famous Japanese proverb that Keeping on lying can make a lie to become a truth.
That's why Japanese always tried to keep lying on and on and on.
All the things the Japanese want are just to control the Earth and finally get monetary gain by keeping on writing false information.

nstott...
In Korea, Nobody in the city gets drinking water out of ground.

I wanna give you my regard "jjokbary ssekkiya...nurna jotka"..^^


RE: Around the Water Cooler
By nstott on 4/22/2010 9:11:35 AM , Rating: 2
It's getting old, cm. Move along, goat boy, and go find some more soju to imbibe. Maybe you can pump some out of the ground. ^^


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