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Taiwanese Environmental Groups May Derail Kuokuang Because of Endangered White Dolphins

6:57 AM MDT | July 19, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology Co., a consortium of Taiwanese investors, may not be able to proceed with its previously announced multi-billion dollar refinery and petrochemical complex on reclaimed land in Changhua County, Taiwan, following protests by environmentalists. They are concerned about Taiwan's endangered white dolphins, which are on the verge of extinction because their natural habitat is disappearing. Changhua is situated between the harbors of Taichung, a government managed harbor, and Mailiao, where Formosa Plastics operates. The Taiwanese...

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