Taichung plant, firm need to cut pollution: lawmaker

BEST PRACTICE:DPP Legislator Tsai Chi-chang said that the two facilities should implement measures similar to TSMC’s, which buys straw farmers would normally burn

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 02, 2015
By: Huang Chung-shan and Ho Tsung-hsien  /  Staff reporters

A coal-fired power station and Dragon Steel Corp, which are the biggest sources of air pollution in Taichung, should create emissions reduction plans and implement measures to cut air pollution, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) said on Friday.

The two facilities should collect straw from farming households, a practice Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) implemented, so that farmers do not have to burn straw, which exacerbates air pollution, he said.     [FULL   STORY]

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