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EPD convictions in August
     Forty-nine convictions were recorded in August 2019 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).
     Ten of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, 20 were under the Noise Control Ordinance, five were under the Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisances Regulation, 12 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance, and two were under the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.
    Separately, two companies and one person were fined $30,000, which was the heaviest fine in August, for using powered mechanical equipment not in accordance with the conditions of the relevant Construction Noise Permits and depositing waste unlawfully. 
Ends/Thursday, September 19, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:00
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