DoE fines Tk 88 lakhs for polluting environment

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Dhaka, Jan 28: The Department of Environment (DoE) on Thursday fined a Dyeing and two Washing plants in Ashulia and Tejgaon for  damage to the environment by releasing liquid untreated  wastes without setting up the effluent treatment plant(ETP) despite obtaining clearance for them.

The owners or representatives of the three, the ‘ Chrystal Composite Ltd of  Ashulia, Savar and the New Bengal Washing Plant of Tejgaon industrial area, Dhaka and the Dynasty Sweater (Bd) Ltd and the Millennium sweater Ltd., of Aukpara, Ashulia, Savar were summoned at the DOE head office by its director (enforcement) Mizanur Rahman to answer charges why they did not set up  the ETP’s despite obtaining clearance and released the untreated  wastes into the environment directly.

After the hearing they were respectively fined Tk 51 lakhs, Tk 25 lakhs and Tk 12 lakhs for the offence, said a DoE release.

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