Naphtha cracker emission licenses ‘illegally’ issued

Environmental groups yesterday challenged a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Formosa Plastics Group’s (FPG) naphtha cracker complex in Yunlin County’s Mailiao Township (麥寮), saying the county government illegally issued emission licenses without a proper review.

The planned NT$11.98 billion (US$366.13 million) project has been frozen since August last year amid a row over air pollution standards.