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EPD convictions in December
     Thirty-eight convictions were recorded in December 2017 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).
     Five of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, seven were under the Noise Control Ordinance, one was under the Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance, 24 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, and one was under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.
     The heaviest fine in December was $30,000, assessed against a construction company for using powered mechanical equipment without a valid construction noise permit.
Ends/Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:30
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