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Bangladesh textile mill fined for toxic discharge
Nov '11
A Bangladesh textile mill has been fined by Department of Environment (DoE) for discharging toxic chemical waste into a river.

In addition to a fine of Tk 30 million, which is the largest fine imposed so far by the DoE since it started the drive in July 2010, the plant has been asked to close its dyeing unit to stop further damage to environment.

The DoE said the textile mill had no effluent treatment plant (ETP) and had been running for over 10 years without environmental clearance.

It estimated that the polluting unit had discharged around 928,000 cubic metres of untreated waste during the last 10 years into a nearby canal, which finally ended up in the Shitalakkhya River.

Against the standard requirement of presence of 5 mg/L of dissolved oxygen in surface water for survival of aquatic life, the analysis of samples taken from the discharge showed no presence of dissolved oxygen.

The textile mill has been asked to set up an ETP by January 31, 2012.

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