Two New Taipei firms fined NT$3 million each for releasing pollutants

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/27
By: Sunrise Huang and S.C. Chang


Taipei, March 27 (CNA) A printing house and a dying company in Zhonghe District of

(Photo courtesy of New Taipei Environmental Protection Department)

New Taipei were fined NT$3 million (US$995,000) each for illegally discharging highly alkaline waste water into the sewage system, the city’s environmental protection officials said Monday.

The officials of the city’s Environmental Protection Department said after getting a tip-off last Thursday, inspectors traced the origin of pink waste water in a ditch, which tested pH12, to printing business Hualin Co. The company was found to be releasing blue waste water and other pollutants into the sewage system, officials said.

As inspectors were checking Hualin’s operations, Hung Yuan Printing and Dying Co., which is located in the same building, suddenly stopped its operations, triggering inspectors’ suspicion, said the officials.    [FULL  STORY]

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