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Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi shuts down industrial facility for violating environmental laws

Sat 25 May 2024    
The Brew News Team | < 1 min read

Abu Dhabi: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has halted the operations of an industrial facility specialized in processing used oils in the Al Mafraq Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi City. This action was taken due to the facility’s violations of environmental laws and regulations and its failure to meet the environmental requirements and conditions.

Faisal Al Hammadi, Executive Director of EAD’s Environment Quality Sector, stated, “Based on the periodic monitoring reports of the Agency’s air quality monitoring stations, and the reports of periodic inspection visits as well as the response to various complaints received from the public regarding the emission of irritating gas odours, it was found that their source was the aforementioned facility as a result of its numerous violations related to non-compliance with environmental licence requirements.”

Al Hammadi further noted that the facility conducted operations without implementing necessary precautionary measures to prevent harmful emissions, impacting the surrounding air quality. The facility also failed to install the required air pollution control devices as mandated by the Agency.

EAD’s decision to suspend the facility’s operations is a result of repeated violations and non-compliance with environmental requirements and studies, which have adversely affected local residential areas.

Consequently, EAD has urged all industrial establishments in Abu Dhabi to comply with the legal and technical conditions and requirements included in the issued environmental licenses. Ensuring adherence to these mandatory requirements is essential for protecting the environment.

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