In Taiwan Formosa Petrochemicals closed a unit at its refinery complex in Mailiao, Yunlin County, after a fire on 25 July at the residue desulfurisation (RDS) unit of the No. 2 refinery.
No one was injured in the blaze and the company says there is no toxic health hazard, as the fire was fuelled by non-toxic oil.
The Yunlin Environmental Protection Bureau issued a NT$1 million (24,000) fine to the company in accordance with the Air Pollution Control Act and demanded the suspension of RDS units related to the fire.
The company estimates losses could amount to NT$500 million.