Factory fined Tk 14 lakh for not setting up ETP
The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a dyeing factory in Gazipur Tk 14 lakh for not setting up Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) even 21 months after the factory owner promised to set up the ETP.
The DoE fined the owner of the factory, Ema Cintex Ltd, and also ordered to keep its production shut. It also rebuked its owner Modabber Hossain, said a DoE press release.
The factory has been dumping untreated chemical wastes into the river Turag and polluting the river severely, it added.
The owner has been promising to set up ETP since October 5, 2010.
DoE director (enforcement) Mohammad Munir Hossain said a severe damage has been done to the environment by this period.
The owner has also been warned of imprisonment and snap gas and power supply to the factory if the factory is run without ETP.