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The Tai-Ex opened up 23-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,720
on turnover of 2-billion N-T.
T*EPA seeks to increase marine pollution fine
The Environmental Protection Administration wants to raise the fine for
polluting the ocean.
Officials say they want the maximum (最大值、最高) fine to be 300-million NT.
The fine would be based on the size of the ships, and the ship owner's
The change would also give rewards to people who report ships that break the
This comes as the clean-up work on an oil spill on Green Island is still
The work will take around seven days to finish.
T*4th nuclear plant fuel rod removal to begin
The government says the nuclear fuel rods at the Fourth Nuclear (核) Power
Plant will take two to three years to take away.
Economics Minister Lee Shi-guang says the rods can be sold, but Taiwan would
need permission from the U-S.
Lee says the government will start taking the 1,744 rods out of the plant
later this year.
T*Water rationing to start in Gaoxiong
Water rationing will start in Gaoxiong next Monday.
Water pressure will be lower from 11PM to 6AM each day.
The Water Resources Agency says even though there has been some rain in the
area, it is not enough.
As of Monday evening, the Nan-Hua Reservoir, which supplies Gaoxiong, was at
43-percent capacity (容量).
NKorea to pursue nuclear capability
North Korea says it will keep trying to make nuclear weapons if the U-S and
South Korea continue their joint (聯合) military exercises.
Our UN correspondent Liling Tan reports.
Turkey announces more Netherlands sanctions
Turkey has announced political sanctions (制裁) against the Netherlands.
The Netherlands has refused to allow two Turkish ministers to campaign in the
The Turkish sanctions include stopping high-level political discussions
between the two countries.
The Dutch ambassador is now not allowed to enter Turkey, and Dutch diplomats
are now not allowed in Turkish air space.
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