Taichung Power Plant fined NT$20m

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

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 16, 2019
By: Natasha Li  /  Staff reporter

The Taichung City Government yesterday fined the Taichung Power Plant NT$20 million

Taichung Information Bureau Director-General Wu Huang-sheng, left, and Environmental Protection Bureau Director-General Wu Chih-chao hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

(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.

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