Thursday, August 26, 2010
The head of a local petrochemical association urged the Formosa Plastics Group yesterday to review two fires that broke out at its petrochemical complex in Yunlin County in July and prevent the recurrence of similar accidents.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Yunlin county government launched a reforestation program yesterday with a plan to promote the formation of 2,600 hectares of forest in the central county, which houses the Formosa Plastics Group's (FPG's) petrochemical complex.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) reached an agreement with the Yunlin County government and resident representatives yesterday on compensation over a string of accidents at its petrochemical complex in the county's Mailiao Township.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
About 100 protesters continued a blockade of a Formosa Plastic Group (FPG) petrochemical plant in Yunlin County yesterday, as talks of compensation for a recent case of pollution remained fruitless.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Protesters scuffled with riot police yesterday when nearly a thousand angry local residents blockaded the Formosa Plastic Group's (FPG) petrochemical complex in Mailiao, Yunlin County, after compensation talks fell through.
Nearly one thousand protesters blocked entrances to the Formosa Plastic Group's main oil refinery in Mailiao, Yunlin, yesterday morning, but they barely made a mark on the stock prices of the conglomerate's four core companies.
A group of farmers who are opposed to the acquisition of their farmland by the Miaoli County Government for a science park project agreed yesterday during a mediation meeting with Premier Wu Deng-yi to consider a land swap.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A Taiwanese woman has taken a sizeable bite out of Taiwan's mosquito population, and won a US$3,000 cash prize, by catching around 4 million of the bloodsuckers in just one month.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Prosecutors in Yunlin have opened an investigation into the fire that hit a petrochemical plant of the Formosa Plastic Group (FPG).
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Premier Wu Den-yih yesterday ordered the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) suspend operation at its fire-hit plant in Yunlin following protests by local people against the petrochemical giant's poor safety and environmental records.