國際 公視 Pingtung County Councilor Illegally Recycling Harmful Waste?|環團控屏縣議員土資場 違法回填廢棄物

Pingtung County Councilor Illegally Recycling Harmful Waste?|環團控屏縣議員土資場 違法回填廢棄物

公視 2020-09-16 23:10
Environmental groups held a press conference to express concerns about industrial waste disposal and illegal backfills in Pingtung's Fangliao. The group condemned the Pingtung District Prosecutors Office for not pursuing the case.



Aerial footage shows several mounds of gravel in Pingtung's Kailin soil resource field with space bags buried in them. An environmental group says the field is owned and operated by Pingtung County Councilor Liu Miao-song, who is backfilling farmland with an industrial waste mix of coal ash and glass fiber resin. The group says this is 10 times more malicious than the recent illegal blast furnace slag disposal case uncovered in Tainan's Syuejia.

This is 10 times more malicious, and the Environmental Protection Bureau dropped the ball on this one. Prosecutors dropped the ball too.

Environmental groups tested the space bags found on the premises and found the contents contained high levels of copper and numerous other heavy metals. They say Liu is using the waste under the guise of "reuse" products to backfill fish ponds and build barns. However, prosecutors declined to indict Liu.

He was allowed to build the facility but to store waste for backfill. It's very simple. Why aren't prosecutors doing their jobs? We think prosecutors intentionally turned a blind eye to this.

The Council of Agriculture says farmland cannot be backfilled, while the Industrial Development Bureau says this does not comply with regulations. According to the Environmental Protection Administration, tests conducted in 2017 confirmed the space bags were filled with heavy metal- and copper-containing industrial waste, but levels were not over the limit.

The addition of stabilizers and cement during this process possibly keeps detectable levels of harmful substances below the allowable limit during sampling.

The Pingtung Prosecutors Office, meanwhile, says it will provide clarification after it gains a better understanding of the situation. The Pingtung County Environmental Protection Bureau has declined comment. Under current laws, harmful industrial waste must be disposed properly but can be recycled if reprocessed and turned into "reuse" products. The EPA says it will pay more attention to the environmental impact of reuse products in the future.

透過空拍畫面,可見位於屏東的鍇霖土資場,砂石堆成幾處小山,仔細一看,小山裡放置數量不少的太空包,環保團體指控,這是屏東縣議員劉淼松經營的,他同時申設再利用機構,藉此將煤灰、玻璃纖維樹脂等事業廢棄物攪拌後,再拿去回填於農業用地,批評此案件比台南學甲非法掩埋爐碴的案件,可惡10倍。

中華醫事科技大學護理系副教授 黃煥彰表示:「這一場更可惡10倍,這一場,我們認為環保局放水。環保署放水,檢察官放水。」

環團檢測太空包內白色黃色綠色的物質,發現不只銅含量高,還有各式各樣的重金屬,直指這是有害事業廢棄物,竟然可以假借再利用產品,拿去回填魚塭、再蓋農舍,不滿案件移送屏東地檢署,最後竟獲不起訴處分。

看守台灣協會秘書長 謝和霖表示:「允許他蓋養殖場,沒有允許回填堆置廢棄物,那這樣子簡單的道理,檢察官為什麼要去曲解?所以我們認為,檢察官明顯在包庇。」

農委會表示,農地不能回填這些東西,經濟部工業局也說,這不符合再利用的規定。太空包內的物質,環保單位曾於2017年採樣三次,證實這是含有重金屬銅的有害事業廢棄物,但問題出在,摻入其他物質作為再利用產品後,溶出試驗的有害物質又沒有超標。

環保署環境督察總隊長 李健育表示:「這過程裡面,因為加入穩定劑,或水泥之後,它可能在採樣的過程裡面,用有害的認定標準,會不超標。」

被指控包庇,屏東地檢署回應,盡快了解案情後,會再做說明,屏東縣環保局則尚未回應。有害事業廢棄物不能亂丟亂用,但拿來摻配、變成再利用產品,就能合法使用,現行制度恐怕有管制不周的疑慮。環保署表示,將來稽查採樣時,確實要多著重舉證這些再利用產品,如何對環境帶來負面影響。