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EPD convictions in January

Sixty-six convictions were recorded in January 2019 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).

Three of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, 28 were under the Noise Control Ordinance, four were under the Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance, 27 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, and four were under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.

The heaviest fine in January was $25,000, assessed in two convictions against a company which used powered mechanical equipment otherwise than in accordance with permit conditions, and carried out prescribed construction work not in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit respectively.

 
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