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ASE ordered to shut down polluting plant

2013/12/20 17:05:01

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) A plant of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) was ordered to shut down Friday by the Kaohsiung Environmental Protection Bureau for multiple violations of regulations governing the discharge of industrial wastewater.

The shutdown will take effect immediately after the K7 plant receives the order via registered mail and will last until ASE produces a comprehensive plan for improvement, an official said.

The order came a day after the world's largest provider of IC packaging and testing services submitted a plan for rectifying the pollution problems at the plant, which is one of more than a dozen operated by ASE in the Nanzih district of Kaohsiung.

(By Chen Ja-fo and Jay Chen)