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EPD convictions in October
     Sixty-two convictions were recorded in October 2020 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department.

     Five of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, eight were under the Noise Control Ordinance, one was under the Ozone Layer Protection Ordinance, 34 were under the Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisances Regulation, one was under the Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance and 13 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance.

     A company was fined for importing controlled waste without a permit in two respective cases. A $40,000 fine, which was the heaviest fine in October, was imposed on the company for each of the offences.
Ends/Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:00
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