EPA responds to poor air quality in western Taiwan

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Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Thursday that air quality in western Taiwan over the next few days will be generally poor and made a number of proposals for local governments to improve the situation.

The EPA said the situation will not improve until Saturday and urged all those who suffer from allergies to be vigilant.

The agency has alerted local education authorities, asking them to observe air quality monitoring data and adopt appropriate measures to ensure the health of students in schools and nurseries.

The EPA also asked local governments to reduce major sources of pollution by cracking down on the accumulation of garbage at factories and construction sites, improving the street cleaning and encouraging more people to use public transport.

Tainan and Kaohsiung city governments have asked power plants to temporarily reduce electricity generation.

(By Yu Haiso-han and Lilian Wu)

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