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ASE plant chief detained over wastewater scandal
Central News Agency
2013-12-14 11:48 AM
Kaohsiung, Dec. 14 (CNA) The chief of a plant of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) was detained by prosecutors Saturday in connection with the factory's release of untreated industrial wastewater into a creek. Su Ping-shou, head of ASE's K7 plant in Kaohsiung, was taken into custody after being questioned by prosecutors a day earlier. The factory was found to have discharged wastewater containing heavy metals into Houjing Creek. The K7 plant, which employs 5,000 workers, is part of a complex of ASE factories in the southern city's Nanzih industrial district. It generates monthly revenues of about US$75 million, which amount to over 30 percent of ASE Kaohsiung's total sales per month, according to the ASE group. ASE Kaohsiung, the group's flagship company, accounts for about 28 percent of the group's total revenue. (By Chen Chao-fu and Y.F. Low)
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