Important events during the conflict [6,7]:
On 1988.9.20, heavy rain for 3 consecutive days caused wastewater overflow in the combined sewage treatment plant, resulting in heavy losses in aquaculture industry.
On 1988.9.22, a large number of dead fish appeared in the sea and fishing port in the Shanwei area, and the oil in the fishing port filled the sea surface. The residents suspected that the wastewater treatment plant in the industrial area of Linyuan caused the outflow of waste water, which resulted in the large number of deaths of fish and shrimp in the downstream villages.
On 1988.9.23, 200 - 300 villagers in Shanwei area surrounded the management center of Linyuan Industrial Park. They asked representatives of the Industrial Park for a compensation of NT $1 billion as well as to prevented the spread of pollution.
On 1988.10.4, government, industrial zone, and local resident representatives met at the Industrial Bureau Management Center for consultation. Some fishermen claimed that 7,600 people in three Shanwei villages should be compensated for 300,000 NTD per person; after further coordination, the residents asked for 100,000 NTD per person. If granted, the villagers would agree to resume with the work in the sewage treatment plant.
On 1988.10.5, residents also found the Shanwei fishing port full of dead fishes. The day after, Zhongyun, Fengyun, Xizhou, and Xixi Village joined the protest, demanding the same amount of compensation as the three Shanwei villages did.
On 1988.10.11, the Kaohsiung county reopened the negotiations. 1,000 residents from seven villages protested outside the management center and sewage treatment plant, but no result was achieved.
On 1988.10.12, residents gathered in groups in the open space around the factory to monitor the discharge of waste water. As a result, every petrochemical plant in the Linyuan Industrial Zone discharged waste water, and the residents demanded that the petrochemical plants be completely shut down. The industrial zone held an emergency meeting of 18 manufacturers and decided to allocate 100 million NTD to the Kaohsiung county government for the coordination, but work must be resumed on the 13th.
On 1988.10.13, 500 people from seven villages (East Shan, West Shan, North Shan, Zhongyun, Fengyun, Xizhou, Xixi) negotiated with the head of the Industry Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs but without success. The next day, a large number of police stationed in the industrial area of Linyuan and the Minister of Economy, the Kaohsiung County Chief and the local representatives continued negotiations throughout the night.
On the evening of October 15, 1988, the government, the industrial zone and the residents reached a compensation agreement: each villager in the three villages of Shanwei was compensated 80,000 NTD, four villages, including Zhongyun, were paid 50,000 NTD per person, and other 12 villages received 10 million NTD in local construction subsidies. The total compensation was 1.27 billion NTD. Residents agreed to get 18 petrochemical plants back to work since 6pm.
On 1988.10.16, The 18 petrochemical plants in the Linyuan Industrial Zone have been resumed to operation one by one.
CPC Corporation Taiwan had several plants in the industrial park. No information on the other companies involved during that time could be found.