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Senior U.S. EPA official arrives in Taiwan

2018/07/11 18:18:16

Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Jane Nishida, principal deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday to promote U.S.-Taiwan cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said in a statement.

Nishida will meet with Taiwan officials and students on Thursday to promote the International Environmental Partnership (IEP), a longtime collaboration of the U.S. EPA and Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration, the statement said.

AIT did not disclose when the U.S. official will be leaving Taiwan.

Through the IEP, the U.S. and Taiwan have addressed issues related to environmental education, electronic waste management, air pollution, mercury monitoring, and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, the statement said.

Nishida has over 30 years of environmental experience in federal and state government and with international and nongovernmental organizations. She has visited Taiwan several times to promote the IEP and launch other joint programs, most recently in July 2017, the AIT said.

(By Joseph Yeh)