CARCINOGENS: The maximum limits for sulfur in ship and aircraft fuel are to be lowered, while the levels of two compounds in gasoline and diesel would also fall
Date: Mar 21, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
The combustion of fuel containing sulfur and hydrogen produces sulfur oxides and hydrocarbons, causing air pollution, acid rain and smog, Department of Air Quality Protection and Noise Control Director-General Tsai Meng-yu (蔡孟裕) told a news conference in Taipei.
To curb pollution from land, sea and airborne vehicles, the EPA has tightened regulations on fuel for ships and aircraft, as well as gasoline and diesel for road vehicles, he said.
From July, all ships must use fuel with a sulfur content of less than 0.5 percent, instead of the current 3.5 percent, Tsai said. [FULL STORY]