EPA issues 69 EPOs to industrial units in KP for creating environmental pollution

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PESHAWAR: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued a total of 69 Environmental Protection Orders (EPOs) to different industrial units throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for creating environmental pollution. In a weekly report issued by EPA Office here on Sunday, a total of 51 factories and marble processing units were monitored and 49 hearing notices were issued for non compliance of EPA rules and regulations during June 20 to 24 last. Similarly, one unit was sealed and 22 cases were prosecuted in the Environmental Protection Tribunal (EPT) while Rs 100,000 under administrative penalties imposed on violators. APP