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2010.08.31
◎The Agricultural Department deliberating on the draft for the establishment of the Yunlin County Farming and Fishing Stabilization Fund
2010.08.27
◎The Economic Affairs Department holding the review meeting for the FPG’s “Implementation Plan for the General Industrial Safety Inspection of the Mailiao Plant”
2010.08.25
◎Conducting a public briefing on compensation in regard to the industrial safety accident at the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Plant
2010.08.24
◎The Agricultural Department deliberating on FPG’s 10-year subsidy pledge for afforestation over a space of 2,600 hectares for carbon reduction
◎Convening a meeting between 20 township offices and farming and fishing associations on the enforcement rules for the flat-land afforestation subsidy
2010.08.23
◎The Public Health Bureau partaking in the 3rd mediation meeting for emergency relief of public nuisance dispute scheduled by the Yunlin County government, continuing to track any adverse health effects, injuries, and deaths to the public as a result of the public nuisance
◎The fifth mediation session – inviting the township chiefs of Mailiao and Taixi, township council chairpersons, directors-general of farming and fishing associations and 7 farming and fishing representatives for the meeting
◎The Ministry of Economic Affairs holding a meeting to discuss the “Joint Supervision Proposal for Public Safety Management of Large-scale Petrochemical Complexes” (draft plan)
◎The Fire-Fighting Department completing the fire investigation of the July 7 incident at the OL-1 plant of Formosa Petrochemical and forwarding the report to the law enforcement agency in accordance of the Fire Services Act
◎The Environment Protection Bureau holding the 3rd mediation meeting for emergency relief of public nuisance dispute
◎As of August 19, 2010, the Mailiao service center of Environment Protection Bureau having received a total of 1,314 applications for mediation of public nuisance dispute from the public
2010.08.20
◎The Agricultural department holding an internal meeting discussing the rules for a major makeover of Yunlin, involving an afforestation of 2,600 hectares, and the management of the farming and fishing stabilization fund
2010.08.18
◎The Agricultural Department holding an internal meeting on agriculture, fishery and livestock declarations for the 6-NCP public nuisance
◎The Ministry of Economic Affairs sending a letter request to FPG demanding the setup of a regional joint prevention organization with other manufacturers in the Mailiao Industrial Park, submitting relevant information such as articles and agreements to the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs for future reference
◎The Environment Protection Bureau partaking in the 7th meeting of Public Nuisance Dispute Management Team convened by the Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan
2010.08.17
◎The 6-NCP task force of the Yunlin County Council holding a meeting
2010.08.16
◎The Labor Affairs Department receiving from the FPG’s management the list of contractor personnel involved and the inspection records of machineries and equipment
◎Magistrate Su, Vice Magistrate, the Environment Protection Bureau and FPG Vice Chairwoman Susan Wang conducting the 1st negotiation meeting
 
◎The Agricultural Department holding an internal meeting discussing the compensation for agricultural losses and the scope of the farming and fishing stabilization fund
◎In respect to the prevention and relief of the potential public safety risk factors associated with the Mailiao 6-NCP Industrial Park, the Fire-Fighting Department submitting a written request to the central agency for budget subsidy or countermeasure
2010.08.12
◎The Labor Affairs Department and the Fire-Fighting Department sending agents to the FPG for a joint inspection of public hazards
◎The National Fire Agency of Ministry of the Interior making a written request to the Fire-Fighting Department for the essential information for expanding Mailiao’s local response capacity and for the relevant information clarifying the responsibility and jurisdiction for the 6-NCP safety accident
2010.08.11
◎The Agricultural Department holding an internal meeting discussing the compensation mechanism for agricultural losses and the declaration method
◎The Ministry of Economic Affairs making a written reply in regard to the conclusions of the public hearing, “Looking at the Necessity of the 5th Phase of 6-NCP and Guoguang Petrochemical in the Aftermath of the 6-NCP safety accidents”, held on the 29th of July, 2010 and the petition case to the Executive Yuan
◎The Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs holding a meeting for deliberation on the proposal made by the Yunlin County government for the establishment of “National and 6-NCP Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Prevention and Response Center”
2010.08.10
◎The Labor Affairs Department making a written request to the FPG for the monthly inspection record of machines and equipment at the time of fire in the second oil refinery unit
◎The Environment Protection Bureau, along with the FPG representatives, holding the second mediation meeting for resolving the public nuisance dispute; however, the negotiation reaching no consensus as a result of the local representatives’ rejection
◎The Environment Protection Bureau continuing to process the public nuisance dispute applications tendered by the public
2010.08.09
◎The Labor Affairs Department conducting a spot check of the second oil refinery unit’s employee rotation schedule and attendance record
◎The CRLIO having sent the preliminary investigation report on the second oil refinery disaster to the Council of Labor Affairs for review
◎The Fire-Fighting Department partaking in the meeting hosted by the Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs for discussion on matters related to the Mailiao industrial safety accidents in the Yunlin Offshore Industrial Park
2010.08.06
◎The establishment of MOEA’s Yunlin Offshore Industrial Park Service Center by the Economic Affairs Department
◎The Fire-Fighting Department setting up the county fire investigation committee to investigate the cause of fire, together with the CRLIO team
◎Along with FPG, the Environment Protection Bureau convening the 1st mediation meeting for resolving the public nuisance dispute, negotiating compensation-related matters
2010.08.05
◎The Labor Affairs Department and the Fire-Fighting Department conducting a joint public hazard inspection on the FPG
◎A delegation of 14 people, including Yunlin County Council Member Lin Xin-ding, conducting a field inspection of the 6th Naphtha Cracker Plant
◎The Economic Affairs Department and the Fire-Fighting Department partaking in the meeting organized by the Industrial Development Bureau of MOEA, “The Preliminary Initial Meeting for the Establishment of Mailiao 6-NCP Regional Joint Prevention Organization”
2010.08.04
◎The Labor Affairs Department making a request to the FPG for the list of contractors involved
◎The Agricultural Department holding an internal meeting to discuss the compensation mechanism for agricultural losses
2010.08.03
◎The county government requesting the central government to set up a national-level center for disaster prevention, relief and environmental monitoring
◎Conducting water quality sampling of aquaculture ponds and fish farms and setting up 12 simple wells around the site of accident for monitoring the underground water
2010.08.02
◎The county government partaking in the meeting concerning the prevention of and response to chemical disasters in the Mailiao Industrial Park, Yunlin County organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, reaching the following resolutions: 1. Requesting the FPG to review and rectify its current disaster (toxic disaster included) prevention and response plan, 2. Demanding the FPG to establish a mechanism for external communication and 3. Requesting the National Fire Agency for assistance in dealing with the shortfall in fire-fighting equipment as reported by the Yunlin County government
◎The Environment Protection Bureau holding the 2nd meeting of the emergency handling team of public nuisance dispute, inviting Professor Zhuang of NCHU for a report of the preliminary simulation results
◎Currently, 4 hospitals within the county handling emergency care of toxic disaster victims: NTU Hospital Yunlin Branch, St. Joseph’s Hospital, CMU Beigang Hospital and CCH Yunlin Branch
2010.07.30
◎Magistrate Su stating an agricultural loss of at least 4.5 hundred million NT dollars, proposing broad, speedy and simplified compensations for the farmers and fishermen affected in a reconciliatory way
◎To reinforce the fire rescue equipment and gears for fighting fires in the Mailiao 6-NCP Industrial Park, the Fire-Fighting Department having purchased 10 units of mobile turret (fire hose included)
◎The Environment Protection Bureau handling the public’s dispute applications and providing relevant consultation services at the Mailiao Household Registration Office
◎Premier Wu Den-yih and other head officials of the central government attending a meeting with the FPG representatives at the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Plant
2010.07.29
◎The Labor Affairs Department and the Fire-Fighting Department conducting a joint public hazard inspection on the FPG
◎Magistrate Su, along with disaster victims, convening a public hearing at the Legislative Yuan and petitioning at the Executive Yuan
2010.07.28
◎Activating the public nuisance dispute process and inviting professionals and scholars to the meeting for expert consultation
◎The Agricultural Department conducting examinations of fish and livestock samples and forwarding to the central agency for testing
◎The Environment Protection Bureau and the Agricultural Department jointly holding the 1st public briefing on applications for local public nuisance compensation and having agents stationed at the Mailiao Joint Office to assist the local farmers and fishermen
◎Magistrate Su and Tsai Ing-wen carrying out an on-site inspection of the related losses such as that for duck farming, which involved the loss of approximately 7,000 3-week-old ducks
◎The Environment Protection Bureau, assisted by Professor Zhuang Bing-jie, carrying out a simulation of air pollution arose from the fire; issuing a fine of 1 million NT dollars 3 days in a row in accordance with item 1, paragraph 1, article 31 of the Air Pollution Control Act and ordering the suspension of operation
2010.07.27
◎The duck farmers having discovered massive deaths of duckling in the morning of July 27
◎Despite the rain, Magistrate Su personally inspecting the disaster damages in Mailiao and instructing the Environment Protection Bureau and the Agricultural Department to assist in sampling
◎The fire being put out at 3:30 pm; the Fire-Fighting Department and the National Fire Agency of Ministry of the Interior entering the site for inspection
◎The Labor Affairs Department sending representatives to partake in the review meeting organized by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan on industrial safety accidents in the Mailiao Industrial Park
2010.07.26
◎With the fire continuing, the Environment Protection Bureau requesting the toxic disaster response team for assistance
◎The Environment Protection Bureau, together with the Agricultural Department, collecting water and specimen samples and explaining the handling measures according to the Emergency Handling Procedure of Public Nuisance Dispute
◎The Labor Affairs Department assisting the CRLIO in grasping the containment of fire
◎Magistrate Su holding a press conference at 11:00 am, demanding the central government to take the 6-NCP public safety incident seriously, to establish a national-level response center and to carry out direct dialogue with the locals
◎The Public Health Bureau monitoring the public closely to track anyone in need of emergency care as a result of the public nuisance, discovering no injury or death
2010.07.25
◎A fire breaking out at 7:58 am at the second oil refinery unit of FPG Mailiao Naphtha Cracker Plant, the magistrate hurrying to the site and informing the central government of the accident immediately
◎The Fire-Fighting Department responding to the fire immediately and requesting the Changhua County Fire Department and the Chiayi County Fire Bureau for support; the fire being put out at 3:30 pm on July 27
◎The Labor Affairs Department checking and then verifying that no injury or death had resulted
◎The Environment Protection Bureau having collected air samples downwind from the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Plant at 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm, and the results of both tests showing a propylene concentration of 4.52 ppb, exceeding the emission standard for the surrounding area (2 ppb)

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