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Battery factory fined Tk 10 lakh for polluting environment

DHAKA, Sept 3, 2020 (BSS) – A mobile court of the Department of Environment (DoE) today penalised a battery factory Tk 10 lakh in Dhaka and sealed off it for polluting environment.

As part of the DoE’s anti-pollution campaign, its executive magistrate Kazi Tamjeed Ahmed fined the battery factory – RK Power – located in Nishatnagar, Dhaur, of Dhaka, said a release of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry.

Later, the factory was shut down by disconnecting power.

As part of its regular monitoring activities, a team of the DoE’s Monitoring and Enforcement Wing during its drive today found that there was no liquid waste treatment plant at the factory and it was running without environmental clearance.
The factory was discharging hazardous chemical wastes directly into the Turag River, an ecologically critical area, causing severe threat to the aquatic environment.

Kazi Tamjeed Ahmed said crackdowns against the polluters will be intensified in the future.

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