Department of Environment (DoE), Chattogram zone, fined a factory and closed it down for not implementing Effective Treatment Plant (ETP) in a hearing held at DoE yesterday morning.
In a drive conducted on Sunday in Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation area of Nasirabad, the department issued a show cause notice to Innovation Plus Washing Industry for not implementing ETP. The factory’s negligence resulted in pollution of the river Karnaphuli through releasing unrefined oil-waste.
DoE officials had ordered the factory owner to appear before it yesterday, said Sangjukta Dasgupta, assistant director of DoE, adding that the factory was fined Tk 227,800.
Besides, the owners were ordered to keep the factory closed until effective implementation of ETP.