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Mountains of garbage
A mountain of garbage collects at a bus station in Douliou City, Yunlin, Tuesday, Nov. 29.
 
Mediation terminated
Protesters meet press outside a settlement negotiation between the Yunlin County government and Formosa Plastics Group on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
Troubled waters
Fishing boats circle a vessel carrying engineers from the Taipei Power Company (Taipower) on a mission to lay 161kv high-voltage cables in waters off Yunlin County on Thursday, Nov. 10. The fishing boats were protesting after Taipower rejected a request from the Yunlin County's Kouhu Township government to put the project on hold.
 
The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung said Wednesday.
 
The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival, to be held in central Taiwan's Yunlin County next year, will feature diverse cultures from new immigrants for the first time, the county government said Monday.
 
Market-fresh inspection
Yunlin district prosecutors, police and officials from the Agriculture Department in the southern county of Yunlin inspect the Xilo Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market on Saturday, Oct. 22. The group was on the lookout for illegal hoarding and price manipulation in the sale of fresh produce.
 
Fishing boat on fire
Smoke billows from a fire-gutted fishing boat, right, off the shore of Toucheng township in this photo provided by the Yilan County's fire department Wednesday, Oct. 12. Firemen said the boat's owner, surnamed Huang, was injured in the fire. They said they were investigating the cause of the accident.
 
A Yunlin County man was rescued Monday after being stuck out at sea for more than 24 hours with only a used tire to keep him afloat.
 
In refinery's shadow, life unstable for Yunlin students
"So, are the students fitting in alright?"
 
School transfer to go ahead despite protests by parents
The Cabinet insisted Tuesday that students transfer from a Yunlin County school over fears of toxic chemical exposure, despite a protest outside the Executive Yuan.
 
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