By: Tsai Peng-min, Su Mu-chun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, April 10 (CNA) The Taichung City government is considering ordering coal-fired
Taichung Power Plant to suspend operation of four generators after wastewater from the plant has been repeatedly found to contain excessive levels of nitrate nitrogen pollution.
The city government said the plant discharged polluted waste water in violation of environmental protection laws three times in the first three months of this year, according to a United Daily News report Wednesday.
The last round of tests on March 21 were conducted on waste water from the plant’s number 1-4 generators and showed a level of nitrate nitrogen 200 percent higher than the maximum allowable level.
As a repeat offender, the plant could be fined up to NT$20 million (US$648,462) and be ordered to suspend operations, according to the report. [FULL STORY]