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[팟캐스트](354) 코로나19에 재활용업계 난항 / 경찰 음주운전 단속 재개

 

진행자: 임정요, Paul Kerry

1. Recycling centers face desperate battle to survive


[1] The global coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of plastic recycling in South Korea, as major recycling centers are incurring mounting losses amid a collapse in global demand.

*incur: (비용을) 물게되다
*mounting: 쌓이는
*collapse: 붕괴

[2] Many are being forced to cut costs, work hours and head counts just to stay afloat, but a quick turnaround appears unlikely, industry insiders and government officials said.

*afloat: 간신히 빚은 안 질 정도로
*turnaround: 만회, 호전
*unlikely: 있음직하지 않은

[3] “(Local) recycling centers are largely dependent on exports of collected recyclables, but trade is not happening these days,” said Ban Sung-tai, head of the resources recycling division at the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

*dependent: 의존적인
*recyclable: 재활용할 수 있는

[4] “These centers are having a hard time, but there’s not much that can be done at this point. It’s not like borders will reopen tomorrow as if nothing happened.”

*as if nothing happened: 아무일도 없던 것 처럼

기사원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200525000650



2. Police adapt to COVID-19 era, introduce non-contact DUI testing


[1] Life is getting back to some semblance of normality in South Korea, with people out and about on the streets and in parks, students returning to school in stages, and public transportation crammed during rush hours.

*semblance: 겉모습
*normality: 정상상태
*in stages: 단계적으로

[2] Also getting back into gear is the police’s war against drunk driving. Police, who in the past months could only sparingly test drivers’ breath for alcohol due to virus fears, are now employing a new tool -- non-contact DUI testing equipment that does not require drivers to directly blow into breathalyzers, a practice at high risk for spreading the novel coronavirus.

*get back into gear: 정상화하다
*drunk driving: 음주운전
*sparingly: 드물게
*practice: 행위, 관행

[3] At first glance, the new device resembles a selfie stick. A sensor that detects airborne alcohol content is attached at the end of a 60-centimeter-long stick, which is placed some 30 centimeters in front of drivers’ face for about five seconds through the window.

*resemble: 닮다
*selfie stick: 셀카봉
*airborne: 공기중의

기사원문: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200526000294

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