‘CRIMINAL RING’: Water collected from a dumping site contained levels of nickel nine times the highest allowable limit, Shih Sheng-chun of the EPA said
Date: Apr 16, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
A “criminal ring” of concrete processing firms and waste disposal operators allegedly dumped industrial waste at 11 locations in Taichung, as well as Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin and Miaoli counties, the agency said.
The waste was dumped at pits left open by illicit mining operations or on rented properties, it said, describing the act as “organized crime” aimed at profiteering.
After receiving intelligence last year, the Changhua District Prosecutors’ Office asked the EPA to track the records of the waste disposal operators and found that they had filed falsified records.