A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. Reuters

SEOUL - South Korea could change the site of a U.S. THAAD anti-missile defence unit in the southeastern county of Seongju due to health and environmental concerns by residents, said Yonhap News Agency, citing remarks from President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea in July announced the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will be deployed in the farming county, triggering protests from residents worried about possible negative health and environmental impact.

"In consideration of concerns held by the residents of Seongju, we will consider a different site if there is any that the military recommends," Yonhap quoted Park as saying in a meeting with lawmakers.

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