Taiwan to publish more precise air pollution data
CNATAIPEI--Starting Wednesday, Taiwan will publish more precise data on its air pollution levels as part of an effort to follow international standards, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Tuesday.
January 16, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
The data will reflect Taiwan's large-scale monitoring of air particles less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in size, through a system that was adopted last year, the EPA said.
The inclusion of such information in Taiwan's reports will lead to better monitoring of the country's air quality and help meet international standards, an EPA official Chu Yu-chi said.
The reports will be compiled from data obtained at over 30 specific air quality monitoring stations across the island and will be much more precise and comprehensive than before, Chu added.