There was a nuclear accident in Chernobyl where several children were injured in 1999. The children were brought to Korea\\\\\\\'s main jade mine in Chuncheon. Koreans gave the children special jade spring water and also gave them clothing that had been washed in jade water. The children\\\\\\\'s health is said to have improved from the treatment.
The beneficial effect of Korean jade on the human body has recently been known in foreign countries. In 1999, a group of Ukrainian children, all victims of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, visited Chuncheon, the city where the Korea’s largest jade mine is located, and received a special ‘radioactivity clean-up’ program that involved drinking ‘jade spring water’ and wearing clothes soaked in jade energy. The program was found to have improved the health of the children.