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Hylton to address scrap metal concern in Parliament
2013-01-29 13:34:44 | (0 Comments)
Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton is this afternoon expected to shed light on the controversial reopening of the scrap metal trade.
Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton - file photo.
The trade, which was closed in 2011, resumed yesterday.
However, news emerged that the three scrap metal trading sites did not have the relevant environmental permits from the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) and they therefore are illegal.
The sites, which are located in Kingston and Clarendon, are being operated by the Factories Corporate of Jamaica.
NEPA CEO Peter Knight told out news centre that it was believed that the permits granted to the individual sites would be carried over to the central site.
However, he said this is not permissible and the FCJ will have to apply for new permits.
The regulator called a meeting this morning to discuss the matter with the agency.
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