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Brick kilns, stone crushers sealed over pollution

RAWALPINDI:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sunday sealed nine brick kilns and 27 stone crushers on the charges of polluting the environment in its drive against violation of standard operating procedure (SOPs) as part of smog control.
The EPA team checked 62 stone crushers in the areas of Taxila, Wah Cantt and sealed 27 besides registering First Information Reports against them.
Read 11 brick kilns, 27 stone crushing plants sealed
The EPA teams checked 73 brick kilns in the areas of Gujjar Khan, Girja and Dhok Hamida and sealed nine while EPA teams inspected 18 hospitals and sealed two for not following the SOPs regarding disposal of hospital and clinical waste.
The teams also checked 887 vehicles and challaned 155 which were emitting smoke beyond the prescribed limits and imposed a fine amounting Rs 101,500.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2021.

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