Taiwan High Speed Rail takes noise compensation ruling to court

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/25
By: M. H. Chang, K. C. Lu, S.F. Wong and Lillian Lin

Taipei, July 25 (CNA) Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) has filed a lawsuit against a

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

ruling by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) that the company must pay compensation to certain residents living along the high speed railway.

The EPA’s impact assessment committee had earlier decided that the THSRC should pay a total of NT$8.33 million (around US$270,000) to 26 residents in Miaoli County, on grounds that the noise from the bullet trains had caused them to suffer insomnia and mental health disorders.

Since the high speed rail began commercial operations in 2007, THSRC has received numerous complaints from residents along the route about excessive noise.     [FULL  STORY]

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