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EPD convictions in December
     Fifty-nine convictions were recorded in December 2022 for breaches of legislation enforced by the Environmental Protection Department.

     Fourteen of the convictions were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, nine were under the Noise Control Ordinance, 21 were under the Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisances Regulation, and 15 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance.

     A company was involved in two cases of failing to take measures to control air pollutant emission, and another company was involved in using powered mechanical equipment otherwise than in accordance with construction noise permit conditions. A $15,000 fine, which was the heaviest fine in December, was imposed on the companies for each of their offences.
Ends/Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:00
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