Taipower may appeal Taichung fines

PROCEDURAL FLAWS: While agreeing with Taichung’s decision on one pollution incident, the utility said the city did not give it time to respond to two other cases

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 29, 2019
By: Kao Shih-ching  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) is considering an appeal after the Taichung City Government fined it NT$60 million (US$1.96 million) for pollution by its Taichung Power Plant. Taipower cited procedural flaws in the decision.

The Taichung Environmental Protection Bureau earlier yesterday said tests showed that the coal-fired power plant had discharged wastewater containing high levels of the chemical boron.

In a test at one site on Sept. 19, wastewater from the plant’s Nos. 5 to 8 generators was found to contain 121mg per liter (mg/L) of boron — 24 times the regulatory limit of 5mg/L.

Two other tests at different sites on Thursday showed that wastewater from generators Nos. 1 to 4 and Nos. 9 to 10 contained 134mg/L and 141mg/L of boron respectively, or 26 and 28 times the limit, the bureau said in a statement.    [FULL  SORY]

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