By: Chao Li-yen, Milly Lin and Kay Liu
Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) Taichung has introduced measures to tackle the poor air quality that
has affected the central city recently, and has asked companies considered major sources of pollution to address the issue, officials said Sunday.
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said the poor air quality has been caused partly by seasonal factors and partly by overdevelopment of the city.
Lin said the city government plans to establish a standard procedure and order companies to reduce output when air pollution reaches a certain level.
Since late October, Taichung has recorded air quality at an unhealthy level several times, according to the Environmental Protection Administration. [FULL STORY]