Newspaper article China Post

Fourth Flare-Up at Kaohsiung Plant Ignites Local Gov't Rage

Newspaper article China Post

Fourth Flare-Up at Kaohsiung Plant Ignites Local Gov't Rage

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- CPC Corp., Taiwan ([...]), the state-owned oil supplier, reported a tripped ethylene charge gas compressor at its Kaohsiung Linyuan Petrochemical Plant on Sunday, resulting in flare-ups and billows of black smoke coming out of its flare stack.

The Sunday incident marks Linyuan Petrochemical Plant's fourth jam in the past four months, invoking the rage of locals, and with the Kaohsiung City Government, Central News Agency reported.

Apart from issuing a heavy fine, which could rise to as high as NT$1 million under the Air Pollution Control Act, the local government will also step up routine inspections at the factory.

A procedure in the naphtha cracking process went wrong at 11:35 a.m. at the plant, local media reported. The error sent exhaust fumes and half-completed products into the flare stack under an emergency mechanism, causing incomplete combustion, and subsequent flames and smoke that were emitted from the tower, CPC President Paul Chen ([. …

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