Yunlin County allows factories 2-year grace period on raw coal ban

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/26
By: T.K. Yeh and Lillian Lin

Yunlin, June 26 (CNA) The Yunlin County government announced Friday that factories in the western coastal county will be given a period up to two years to stop burning raw coal, following the June 10 implementation of a ban on the practice.

The decision to grant a grace period, however, was not well received by environmentalists or the consultative committee of the Yunlin County government, which argued that it was nothing more than a concession to Formosa Plastics Group that owns the coal-burning Sixth Naphtha Cracker plant in Mailiao.     [FULL  STORY]

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