By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Another factory complex was caught dumping untreated wastewater into a stream in
Taoyuan after complaint was filed by a local resident who informed authorities of the occurrence, reports said Tuesday.
According to Taoyuan’s Environmental Protection Bureau, it received an anonymous call in the morning saying the Pusin River by the city’s Wen-Chung Road had turned light purple.
Taoyuan City Councilor Wang Hao-yu was also informed of the incident, who said he learned the news by the same informer who had left a picture of the tainted river on his Facebook fan page.
Inspectors who rushed to the scene traced the contaminated river two kilometers south of the city all the way to Zhongli’s Yuandong Road near a railway track, reports said. [FULL STORY]