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Over 160 environmental violations reported in six months: EA

1 Aug 2022 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Environment Authority (EA) issued 165 violation notices against various establishments in the first six months of 2022.

In a statement, EA said that the authority carried out 3,284 inspection visits in six months to pollution causing sites, during which it detected 104 violations of non-compliance with environmental requirements, 36 violations against establishments and factories for working without obtaining an environmental permit, while 31 violation notices were issued to companies for not presenting environmental permits and licenses at their work sites.

EA officials made 1,000 inspection visits in the Governorate of Dhofar, followed by North Batinah (950), and Muscat (320) among others.

‘The Environment Authority is concerned with protecting the environment through continuous monitoring of existing projects and the extent of their activities’ impact on the local environment,’ it stated.

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