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Kuokuang naphtha plant faces ire of doctors
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Oct '10
Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology's proposal to set up its eighth naphtha cracking plant is facing strong opposition from over 300 doctors who are apprehensive regarding the pollution that the plant will cause.

These doctors claim that, the health risk assessment for the plant, which is expected to be the world's largest naphtha cracking plant, fails to consider effects of certain hazardous chemicals.

Wu Kuen-yuh, Associate Professor, National Taiwan University's College of Public Health Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene that, the company has failed to provide any information as regards their production process or regarding the chemicals they would be using for production.

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) prior to taking up any proposal for future projects for discussion, asks a committee to carry out a public health assessment to study the impacts of such projects on environment. Wu who is on such a committee for project under consideration stated that, the assessment procedure was full of errors.

Wu by way of quoting the Kuokuang project said that, the health risk assessment here fails to consider effects of various hazardous chemicals including toluene and dioxins on human beings.

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