POLLUTED WATER: The power output of generators No. 1 to No. 4 has been halved to demonstrate the plant’s willingness to lower pollution, Taipower said
Date: Apr 16, 2019
By: Natasha Li / Staff reporter
The Taichung City Government yesterday fined the Taichung Power Plant NT$20 million
(US$647,962) for poor management of industrial wastewater.
The Taichung Environmental Protection Bureau gave the coal-fired plant until April 30 to come up with a proposal to ameliorate the situation, bureau Director-General Wu Chih-chao (吳志超) said in a statement posted on the city government’s Web site.
The plant, which is run by state-owned Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電), was fined in accordance with Section 40 of the Water Pollution Control Act (水污染防治法), Wu said.
It is the highest fine ever imposed on a state-owned enterprise, the statement said.