Environmental Protection Administration

Central Taiwan may be marked air pollution control zone

Date of Release: 
Mar 18 2016

Central Taiwan might be designated a top-grade air pollution control zone, while a Taichung City bylaw aiming to limit coal burning to curb air pollution might be approved by the central government next week, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.

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Activists slam proposed water pollution act

Date of Release: 
Mar 10 2016

Water conservationists yesterday protested over a proposed amendment to the Water Pollution Control Act (水污染防治法), which would allow treated household wastewater to be added into groundwater systems.

At a public hearing of an amendment to the act, activists said the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) should prohibit all wastewater from entering groundwater systems and help recycle and process effluent to be reused by industries.

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Oil recycling plant closed

Date of Release: 
Jan 29 2016

An illegal oil reprocessing factory in Taoyuan’s Guanyin District (觀音), which is estimated to have processed more than 1 million tonnes of waste engine oil while illicitly discharging untreated wastewater into nearby waterways for the past decade, has been uncovered and shut down by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

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Protesters call for stricter review of Hsinchu mines

Date of Release: 
Dec 17 2015

Residents of Hsinchu County’s Guansi Township (關西) yesterday rallied in front of Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) buildings in Taipei, ahead of the review of three mining proposals for a limestone quarry in the township, demanding that the agency merge the three proposals into a combined project so that stricter environmental reviews would be undertaken.

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Air pollution hits critical levels

Date of Release: 
Dec 19 2015

Environmentalists yesterday said the entire nation, except for Hualien and Taitung, has met the conditions for an air pollution control area, due to excessive levels of fine particulate matter measuring under 25 micrometers (PM2.5), which they said would only abate with the phasing out of coal and diesel trucks.

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Taiwan to include PM2.5 levels in air pollution controls

Date of Release: 
Nov 17 2015

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Tuesday it will add measurements for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) to its air pollution control standards in the wake of deteriorating air quality in Taiwan.

The inclusion of PM2.5 information, called for in amendments to the Air Pollution Control Act that have yet to pass the Legislature, is expected to help authorities better tackle air pollution as PM2.5 concentrations have reached hazardous levels recently, according to the EPA.

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EPA amendment proposals aimed at water monitoring

Date of Release: 
Aug 12 2015

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has proposed amendments to a water pollution control statute to monitor industrial wastewater through the expansion of automated monitoring equipment in drainage systems.

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