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No closure of Pampanga steel plants yet

Jan 29, 2018 @ 9:28

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has yet to order the closure of the three steel smelting plants in Pampanga province that manifested high levels of pollution.

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu had ordered the investigation of Melters Steel Corp., Real Steel Corp., and Wan Chiong Steel Corp. for violating Republic Act No. 8749, or the Philippine Clean Air Act.

The plants, located in San Simon town across the North Luzon Expressway, were subjected to air quality tests on Dec. 11 to 15 last year. The tests, commissioned by the Clean Air Philippines Movement Inc. (Capmi), confirmed that the plants emit high levels of pollution.

The EMB’s air quality management section found that the plants also violated the terms in their environmental compliance certificates

EMB-Central Luzon issued notices of violations to Wan Chiong and Melters for operating their air pollution source installations without permits to operate and to Real for running air pollution control devices without permit. It will also review the ECCs of the steel plants and require them to install devices designed to reduce pollution.

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