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NEPA to address environmental breach at scrap metal sites
2013-01-29 09:18:53 | with audio | (0 Comments)
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is expected to convene a meeting today to address the reported environmental breach at scrap metal sites which were reopened yesterday.
Chief Executive Officer of NEPA, Peter Knight - File.
Yesterday, the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) revealed that the three sites in Kingston and Clarendon being used to facilitate the scrap metal trade are operating without environmental permits.
Under the Natural Resources Conservation Act, enterprises that store scrap metal must have an environmental permit.
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However, JET's CEO, Diana McCaulay said following an Access to Information Act inquiry, NEPA advised the lobby group that no application was made for permits for the three sites.
Chief Executive Officer of NEPA, Peter Knight, said ignorance of the law by some of the players may have led to the breach.
Knight said today’s scheduled meeting involving members of his legal and enforcement teams will look at the way forward.
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Chief Executive Officer of NEPA, Peter Knight.
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