14 May 2007 10:43 [Source: ICIS news]
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The companies, which produced chemicals, beer, ethanol, paper and dairy products, were found to have seriously flouted environmental regulations in secret checks conducted in March.
The checks were carried out at more than 110 companies in
Out of the 11 named offenders some were ordered to shut permanently, while others had to stop production and carry out improvements, it said, adding company officials who were responsible for the pollution would be prosecuted.
One of the companies named was Sinochem Qihua Co, which prevented SEPA officials from taking samples and discharged waste water without treating it, the environmental watchdog added.
Waste water from Songyuan Ji’an Biochemical, a glacial acetic acid producer, had repeatedly failed to meet emissions standards, SEPA said.
The spill cut off water supplies to millions of people in China and Russia.
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