By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Most of the nearly 7,000 residents of the Sanwei region in Kaohsiung City’s Linyuan District have expressed their hope that the government would relocate CPC Corp’s local petrochemical plant or relocate the village after having suffered pollutions from the plant for more than 30 years.
A man with the local name of “A Fa,” who is over 70 years old and has been living in Sanwei since he was a small boy, said that he could not live without taking daily medicine for chronicle ailments caused by the air pollution. He said that he felt alone because many of his old friends have died of cancer, adding that he hoped the plant would stop harming the residents’ health by stopping emitting toxic gases.
The third and fourth naphtha cracker (NC) plants of CPC’s Linyuan Petrochemical Plant t have been established since 1979 and 1983 respectively. [FULL STORY]