Control Yuan opens probe into shoreline waste from China

TIDAL DEBRIS:Residents of Kinmen and Matsu have complained about used hypodermic needles and other medical waste washing up on beaches

Taipe Times
Date: Apr 10, 2015
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Control Yuan is to launch an investigation over medical waste from China washing up on beaches in Kinmen and Lienchiang counties to assess security and environmental concerns, Control Yuan member Pao Tsung-ho (包宗和) said.

The problem is becoming more serious with each passing day, Pao said.

We hope by the results of our investigation to call Beijing’s attention to the issue and launch negotiations via the Straits Exchange Foundation and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) to resolve the problem together, Pao said.     [FULL  STORY]

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