JOINT EFFORT:Six local governments in central and southern Taiwan are teaming up to combat PM2.5 air pollution, which they said respects no borders
Date: Apr 15, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff writer, with CNA
Six cities and counties in central and southern Taiwan yesterday jointly pledged to ban the
burning of petroleum coke and coal in a bid to combat air pollution and reduce PM2.5 emissions.
PM2.5 is an indicator of airborne particles measuring 2.5 micrometers or less — small enough to penetrate deep into human lungs.
The six local governments making the pledge on regional air pollution control are Yunlin and Chiayi counties, as well as Chiayi, Tainan, Taichung and Chunghua.
At the event held in Yunlin yesterday, Yunlin County Commissioner Lee Chin-yung (李進勇) said that the PM2.5 density over central and southern Taiwan is the highest in the nation, adding that 40 percent of the PM2.5 pollutants in Yunlin are transported from outside the county. [FULL STORY]