Trash Becomes A Burning Issue...As Poisoned Water Raises Fears

At the Touch Stars Revolving Restaurant, where 60% of the customers are couples, there's romance in the air. And just outside, there's dioxin, too, because the eatery is perched near the top of an incinerator smokestack, nearly 400 feet above the ground. On a typical day, manager Yang Shih-hua serves about 300 people, while her landlord burns 1,800 tons of trash. "I don't feel odd at all," says Yang. "This is the best view of Taipei, so I feel proud of it."

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