Group ‘awards’ four top water polluters

NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: The Green Citizens’ Action Alliance is developing a mobile application that would allow people to view companies’ pollution records

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 19, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

Green Citizens’ Action Alliance members in Taipei yesterday announce the winners of the “Golden Pollution Award” for Taiwan’s worst water polluters.
Photo: Lo Chi, Taipei Times

State-run Taiwan Sugar Corp (Taisugar, 台糖), food supplier Vedan Enterprise Corp (味丹) and meat supplier Great Wall Enterprise Co (大成長城企業) were among the nation’s top water polluters last year, the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance said yesterday.

The group is developing a mobile application so that people can see companies’ pollution records, it added.

The alliance sifted through Environmental Protection Administration data to identify the top 20 water polluters last year and gave four companies its “Golden Pollution Award” 6at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.

Yuan Tai Industrial Co (沅泰工業), an electroplating factory built on farmland with a temporary permit, incurred the largest fine — NT$11.49 million (US$379,509) — for three pollution incidents, alliance member Ko Chien-yung (柯乾庸) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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