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EPD convictions in August
     Seventy-eight convictions were recorded in August 2017 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department.

     Seven of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, two were under the Dumping at Sea Ordinance, seven were under the Noise Control Ordinance, one was under the Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance, two were under the Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance, 55 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, and four were under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.

     The heaviest fine in August was $100,000, assessed against two construction companies respectively for causing or allowing illegal dumping of substances or articles within Hong Kong waters.
Ends/Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:00
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