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Gazipur textile mill fined Tk 7.15mn by DoE
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Aug '11
A textile mill in Gazipur has been fined Tk 7.15 million by Bangladesh's Department of Environment (DoE) for releasing untreated liquid waste in the Turag River and a nearby water body.

A DoE press release said the mill was operating without proper environmental clearance since 2006 and it ignored repeated notices for using its effluent treatment plant (ETP).

The DoE said that the mill was processing nearly 20,000 pounds of yarns per day and has released more than 200,000 cubic metre of untreated liquid effluents in a nearby canal using a bypass line.

Besides the fine, the DoE has asked the mill owner to start using the ETP with immediate effect, failing which it has warned of legal action and even closure of the unit.

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