Kaohsiung uses drones to monitor air quality

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-14
By: CNA

Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan has been using aerial photography to track down sources of

An environmental bureau worker uses a drone equipped with camera in Kaohsiung. (Photo/Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung city government)

An environmental bureau worker uses a drone equipped with camera in Kaohsiung. (Photo/Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung city government)

air pollution, with officials saying the new technology helps them work more effectively.

The Environmental Protection Bureau of southern Taiwan’s largest city, known for its highly developed heavy industry, said it has carried two missions recently using unmanned aerial vehicles.

The operation has already discovered an underground construction project and a cement factory in violation of environment laws, the bureau said.

In the past, violators could easily cover up if they were using excessive amounts of gravel, while monitoring underground operations are especially challenging, according to the bureau.     [FULL  STORY]

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