Selangor Journal
A beverage processing factory in Shah Alam was fined RM76,000 on December 31, 2020, for discharging industrial effluents more than the permitted limit into public drainage. — Picture by DOE

Factory fined RM76,000 for discharging waste into public drainage

By Norrasyidah Arshad

SHAH ALAM, Jan 26 — The Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) has fined a beverage processing factory here RM76,000 for discharging industrial effluents more than the permitted limit into public drainage.

Its director Nor Aziah Jaafar said that the decision was made by Shah Alam Sessions Court Judge Rasyihah Ghazali after the company director pleaded guilty.

“The factory was charged on December 31, 2020, for committing the offence under Section 16 (1) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 and Regulation 10(3) of the Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009 under the same act.

“Based on the facts of the case, the factory had released the parameters of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and suspended solids concentration exceeding the permitted limit,” said Nor Aziah in a statement.

She said the factory was also charged for operating an industrial effluent treatment system without a competent person.

“DOE will not compromise with environmental criminals and would always take firm action,” she added.

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