To properly study the effects the THAAD system has on putting greens and sand bunkers the environmental assessment has to be conducted through four seasons according to this ROK Presidential advisor:
The adviser also said that the environmental assessment that South Korea plans to conduct over the U.S. THAAD missile defense system could take one year because the study should take into consideration the deployment’s impact over four seasons. [Yonhap]
Here are the questions I have which I doubt any journalist will bother tracking down. How long did the environmental assessment take to approve bulldozing the top of a mountain and installing the golf course where the THAAD site is? Also how long did the environmental assessment to install the ROK military’s Green Pine radars take?