Having failed to quell local opposition, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday revised its burn-oriented waste management policy, announcing that four incinerator projects would be abandoned for good.
\n"Due to local opposition, the EPA has agreed to cancel four privately-operated incinerators," said Chen Lien-ping (陳聯平), the director-general of the EPA's Bureau of Incinerator Engineering at a press conference in Tainan County yesterday.
\nChen said that the four to be cancelled include one in the Ta-an (大安) township of Taichung County, one in the Lukang (鹿港) township of Changhua County, one in northern Taoyuan and one in the Chiku (七股) township of Tainan County.
\nChen said that the facility in Taichung had been regarded as redundant because the two existing public incinerators are now operating well below capacity.
\nEPA officials said that the cancellation of the other three facilities could in part be attributed to political changes following local elections held last December.
\nNew Changhua County Commissioner Wong Chin-chu (
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