Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Release Date: 2006-06-02
On June 2, during the city government affairs questioning time, Taichung City Councilor Cai Ya Ling brought up that there is an iron clad structure that houses a natural gas decompression station, next to the children's playground facilities at the children’s park situated at the corner of Bei Ping Road and Qing An Road; there are no warning signs there, and should an accident happen, the result would be devastating. Mayor Hu has already directed the Fire Bureau to inspect facilities at the children's playground. He also demanded that the Fire Bureau put up necessary protection measures, because should this decompression station pose a danger to public safety, necessary arrangements should be made to transfer it.
Councilor Cai Ya Ling expressed that there are also high voltage electricity and power switch at this decompression station, the power switch cover is also broken and neglected. There are vendors nearby selling food cooked over a fire stove. And with Shi Wei Elementary School situated nearby, there are students and crowds passing by everyday, should an accident happen, the results would be devastating. The city government should place great importance on safety, and take care of this situation properly as soon as possible, and set up proper protection measures.
During the meeting, Mayor Hu directed the Fire Bureau to inspect the situation immediately, and demanded that the Fire Bureau follow up on the situation, set up protection measures and arrange to move this natural gas decompression station if it poses a threat to public safety.