Kaohsiung to push China Steel on emission reductions

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/11 21:49
By: Wang Shu-fen, Chang Hsiung-feng and Joseph Yeh

China Steel (CNA file photo)

Kaohsiung, Dec. 11 (CNA) The Kaohsiung City government pledged Wednesday to continue to push China Steel to speed up its efforts to reduce emissions to improve air quality following a local media report that named the largest steel maker in Taiwan as the country's No. 1 source of air pollution.

Citing air pollutant emissions data from June to December 2018, the Chinese-language Apple Daily ran a front page story Wednesday that lists the top 10 air pollution sources in Taiwan.

The state-run company emitted a total of 1.18 million kilograms of PM2.5 and PM10 particulates during the six-month period, according to the report.

PM2.5 and PM10 particulates are considered dangerous because they are minute enough to travel deep into the lungs and are often loaded with toxic compounds such as heavy metals.

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