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August 10th, 2013:

Veolia’s Hazardous Waste Incinerator in China Received Penalty

索 引 号: 000014672/2013-01280

分类: 环境管理业务信息\环境行政处罚和行政复议

发布机关: 环境保护部

生成日期: 20130801

名  称: 责令改正违法行为决定书(惠州东江威立雅环境服务有限公司违反危险废物经营许可证管理制度)

文  号: 环法[2013]69




Written decision shall be ordered to correct violations (Huizhou Dongjiang Veolia Environmental Services Ltd. violated hazardous waste operating license management system)

Huizhou Dongjiang Veolia Environmental Services Ltd:

Business license registration number: 441300400008332

Organization Code :77402216-6

Legal representative: Zhang Wei Yang

Address: Huidong County, Guangdong Province town of stone Laos Nam Leung

Huizhou Dongjiang Veolia Environmental Services Limited environmental law case, I commissioned to investigate China Environmental Monitoring Station, is now reviewing end.

First, the facts and evidence of environmental law

My Department issued your company’s “hazardous waste operating license” (ID: G4413230016) Annex Article 22 requires incinerator flue gas treatment must take comprehensive measures should be consistent with its flue gas emissions, “hazardous waste incineration pollution control standards” ( GB18484-2001), Article 24 requires the plant noise should follow the “industrial enterprises environmental noise emission standards” (GB12348-2008).

September 2012, the China Environmental Monitoring Station of your company perform “hazardous waste operating license” supervisory monitoring the situation and found that your company’s waste incinerator dioxin concentration 2.0ng/m3, exceeding 3 times; mercury and its compounds emission concentration of 0.24mg/m3, exceeding 1.4 times; arsenic, nickel and its compounds emission concentration of 2.77mg/m3, exceeding 1.8 times; boundary daytime excessive noise 4.7dB (A).

The above facts, there is China National Environmental Monitoring Center March 25, 2013 “on the submitted 2012 <hazardous waste management units supervisory monitoring work report> Letter” (terminus of Han [2013] No. 50) 2013 June 3 Day “2007-2012 hazardous waste management units supervisory monitoring results are summarized and analysis” as evidence.

Your company the violation of the “hazardous waste operating license management approach” Article 15 of the Covenant.

Second, make corrections based, species

“Hazardous waste operating license management approach” pursuant to article XVII, people’s governments above the county level environmental protection departments found that hazardous waste management units in business activities in non-compliance with the conditions of the original issuing circumstances should be ordered to deadline for correction.

According to the above provisions, the ministry decided to instruct your company on September 30, 2013 to complete the rectification to ensure your company in accordance with the “hazardous waste operating license” provisions in the relevant business activities.

Third, be ordered to correct the performance

I commissioned the China Environmental Monitoring terminus and the Guangdong Provincial Environmental Protection Office of your company to correct violations of the situation after the implementation of administrative enforcement inspectors. Please your company on September 30, 2013 will be reported in writing to correct my department.

If your company fails to rectify or after rectification still fails to meet the original licensing conditions, the Department will be based on “hazardous waste operating license management approach” the provisions of Article 28 to impose administrative penalties on your company.

Fourth, apply for administrative reconsideration or bring an administrative lawsuit route and duration

If your company refuses to accept the decision, you can receive the decision within sixty days from the date of my department to apply for administrative reconsideration; also in receipt of this decision within three months from the date of administrative proceedings according to law.

Fails to apply for administrative reconsideration, nor bring an administrative lawsuit to the people’s court, not the implementation of this decision, the Department will apply for the people’s court for enforcement.

Department of Environmental Protection

August 1, 2013

Cc: Guangdong Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau, China National Environmental Monitoring Center

The Ministry of Environmental Protection ordered that Veolia must correct its problems by September 30, 2013.

The order shows that in an irregular monitoring in September 2012, the MEP found the gas dioxin emission of Veolia’s hazardous waste plant in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province reached 2.0ng TEQ/m3 (3 times higher than national standard). Mercury and arsenic concentration in gas were also higher than national standard.

: 000014672/2013-01280

分类: 环境管理业务信息\环境行政处罚和行政复议

发布机关: 环境保护部

生成日期: 20130801

名  称: 责令改正违法行为决定书(惠州东江威立雅环境服务有限公司违反危险废物经营许可证管理制度)

文  号: 环法[2013]69




























北京师范大学化学学院 博士后


Ph.D (Environmental History)

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University

Airport suffers under rival masters

Letters to the Editor, August 10, 2013

Saturday, 10 August, 2013, 12:00am


Airport suffers under rival masters

I refer to the letter by Keith Moran (“Air-traffic controllers the key element [4]“, July 27) which refers to Albert Cheng King-hon’s column (“Hong Kong must exhaust all other options before building third runway [5]“, July 19).

They both showed there is no genuine need for a third runway at Hong Kong airport, but there must be more efficient take-offs and landings.

The present problem is created by the fact that the Civil Aviation Department operates flight movements while the airport property is run by the Airport Authority. It has dual roles as property developer and property management company.

As a property developer and management company, the more property the authority holds the better, as it can also collect more rent. But unlike a genuine developer, developments are all financed by taxpayers and airport users, while the so-called profits are credited to the authority. And being a typical government department, the Civil Aviation Department is not interested in creating more work for its staff, which by its own standards are already overworked.

The department and authority will never work together because they have different vested interests, one in doing as little as possible and the latter empire-building and paying airport staff high salaries. They will not work together unless forced to.

This can only be achieved by having a government think tank do an independent study. This is necessary as studies for more developments at the airport have been financed or sponsored by the authority. Without an independent review, billions in public money will again be wasted, which is what happened with the building of Terminal 2.

It is full of empty restaurants which serve as airport staff canteens, and shops for staff and Tung Chung residents, all built with taxpayers’ money.

The authority’s overstaffing and high salaries must also come under the spotlight.

Dora Li, Admiralty