The first ad hoc environmental impact assessment (EIA) meeting on changes made to the fourth-phase expansion project of the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to make precision machinery its core industry, was held yesterday, but environmentalists urged the government to redo EIAs for all science parks’ water usage in Taiwan instead of proceeding the project.
The government is to review the role of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in environmental impact assessments of investment projects, Premier Sean Chen said yesterday.
The announcement came in the wake of recent rulings by the EPA that were not favorable to the proposed expansion of a Formosa Petrochemical Corp plant in Yunlin County.
The mining company planning a state-owned coal mine near Dunedoo says it is confident the proposal will not affect local water users.
The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cobbora Coal mine goes on public exhibition for six weeks from today.
It has already been questioned by the Mid-Western Regional Council which is concerned about the modelling used to collect water data.
The acting chief executive of the Cobbora Holding Company Steve Ireland says the assessment both surface and groundwater concerns.