DENR shuts downs 47 dirty firms in Bulacan, Bataan: Fishponds, hotels, jewelry makers
OBANDO, Bulacan — A total of 47 establishments were shut down in the
provinces of Bulacan and Bataan since Friday for polluting the river
system that leads to Manila Bay.
This was disclosed by Lormelyn Claudio, Region 3 Environmental
Management Bureau chief of the Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), during the simultaneous launching of the massive
cleanup and rehabilitation efforts for Manila Bay in Barangay Tawiran
in this town on Sunday.
The establishments were found violating environmental laws and most
have no environmental clearance certificates.
Forty-three of the establishments are located in Bulacan — 16 in the
City of Meycauayan, 24 in the town of Obando, three in Marilao and
four in Mariveles, Bataan.
Claudio said 15 of the establishments were served their notices of
violation and cease and desist orders on Friday while 32 others were
served their notices of violation with cease and desist orders on
“Affected industries in the City of Meycauayan include those that are
involved in the leather and jewelry industries, fishpond operators in
Obando town and beach resort, hotel and manufacturing in Mariveles,
Bataan,” Claudio said.
She said the establishments would be monitored closely and would
remain closed until they have complied with the necessary
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