GPS to monitor waste tankers in Taiwanese city

GPS to monitor waste tankers in Taiwanese city

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Taiwan: HCM City’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Taiwan, plans to use GPS to monitor the movements of waste tankers after finding that as much as 80 per cent of household sewage was being dumped into rivers and canals.

The department said between 200-240 cubic metres of sewage was being dumped into public water sources every day. Instead of transporting the waste to the plant, drivers have been pouring it into canals and rivers, which are now badly polluted and posing a threat to residents’ health.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment said GPS chips would be fitted to tankers so that their movements could be monitored. Nguyen Trung Viet, the department’s solid waste division chairman, said chips would be fitted to all tankers by early next year.

Source: Viet Nam News