DoE fines 3 steel mills Tk 16.2 lakh
The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined three Chattogram-based steel mills Tk16 lakh for producing rods with their Air Treatment Plants (ATP) shut down.
The companies fined were Benz Industry Limited, CSS Corporation, and Islam Steel, all from the port city's Nasirabad area under Bayazid Bostami Police Station.
DoE Chattogram Office Director Mohammad Nurullah Nuri confirmed the matter, saying the mills
were fined after a hearing over environmental pollution held yesterday.
He also said the chemist of Chattogram DoE conducted the drive at the three mills on October 12 and found evidence of making iron rods by shutting down the ATPs.
"Each of the three mills were fined Tk 5.4 lakh, totaling Tk 16.2 lakh," Nuri informed.
Meanwhile, two more industrial establishments, Haji Washing and Popular Washing, were fined Tk 1.72 lakh for operating factories while shutting down their effluent treatment plant (ETP).