Taiwan: Activists urge review of science parks’ water use

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.

Environmental assessment for controversial Australian coal mine released

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.