Date: Nov 23, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The Taoyuan District Prosecutors’ Office on Saturday charged six people with
allegedly dumping 54 tonnes of industrial waste on farmland in Taoyuan’s Lujhu District (蘆竹).
Prosecutors and the Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday raided a site in Lujhu and found 284 barrels of industrial waste.
The barrels each held about 189 liters of a black sludge of unknown origin. Prosecutors said tests would be conducted to determine the exact contents of the barrels.
Forty more barrels filled with an unidentified substance were uncovered when investigators excavated the site, prosecutors said, adding that some of the liquid had seeped out of the containers to contaminate the soil. [FULL STORY]