formosa formosa  /fɔr ˈmoʊ sə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea

News

  1. Partial cleanup of abandoned Douglas County copper mine estimated at $5 million

    The now-defunct Formosa Mine near Riddle is leaching toxic metals into a tributary of the Umpqua River.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Mining cleanup to cost millions

    Taxpayers will have to spend from $5.6 million to $13 million to partially clean up a defunct mining company’s abandoned mess at the Formosa Mine on Silver Butte in Douglas County, according to a new review by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Besides leaving massive piles of polluted waste rock, …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. Big tab for cleaning up big mine mess in Douglas County

    Taxpayers will have to spend from $5.6 million to $13 million to partially clean up a defunct mining company’s abandoned mess at the Formosa Mine on Silver Butte in Douglas County, according to a new review by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Besides leaving massive piles of polluted waste rock, …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

Quotes

  1. "According to the treaty, Japan renounces all right, title and claim to Formosa [Taiwan] and the Pescadores," Lu said.
    on Jun 7, 2004 By: Annette Lu Source: Taipei Times

  2. Most importantly, in a statement on the same day, Truman said that "The determination of the future status of Formosa must await the restoration of security in the Pacific, a peace settlement with Japan, or consideration by the United Nations."
    on Nov 3, 2003 By: Harry Truman Source: Taipei Times

  3. "I strongly believe that by increasing mutual understanding and greater dialogue, as the Formosa Foundation does so well, we can make even greater progress towards building democracy in Taiwan and around the globe," stated Congresswoman...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Source: Reuters

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