Friday, April 8, 2011

Lawmakers criticize EPA over pollution in Dadu Estuary

Tundra Swans, a very rare sight in Taiwan, feeding on the mudflats of the Dadu River Estuary.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Green Party Taiwan yesterday criticised the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) for failing to safeguard the important Dadu River Estuary Wildlife Refuge in Changhua from shocking levels of industrial pollution yesterday. The Dadu River Estuary is a vitally important wetland habitat for shorebirds, the critically endangered Taiwan pink dolphins and a host of other marine-dependant wildlife. The area is also an important fishery area so the toxins pose a direct threat to the Taiwan's Human food chain.

See Lawmakers criticize EPA over pollution at refuge in today's Taipei Times.

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