Air Pollution Control

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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Activists urge government action to reduce pollution

Date of Release: 
Dec 24 2015

Environmental advocates yesterday used a pair of inflatable lungs and an oversized face mask in a demonstration in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei, calling for government intervention and public participation to control air pollution, ahead of an anti-pollution rally on Saturday.

The installation was set up in a symbolic gesture of preventing government officials from being exposed to pollutants and associated health risks so the government could be functional to combat air pollution.

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