Climate Groups Calls for Closer of CSC BF in Kaohsiung
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Climate Groups Calls for Closer of CSC BF in Kaohsiung

The Taipei Times reported that environmental protection groups in Kaohsiung protested against air pollution and global warming, urging the local and central

The Taipei Times reported that environmental protection groups in Kaohsiung protested against air pollution and global warming, urging the local and central governments to pay attention to the effects of air pollution on people’s health in southern Taiwan. The groups demanded that the coal-fired Singda Power Plant in Kaohsiung be closed, China Steel Corporation to close one blast furnace and the threshold for air pollution emergency response measures be lowered.

South Taiwan Air Clear spokesman Lee Chien-cheng said that “The average life expectancy of Kaohsiung residents is the lowest among the nation’s six special municipalities. The city’s infant mortality rate and lung adenocarcinoma incidence rate in the past 10 years were the highest among the six special municipalities.”

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