Install filters, quarries told

FUJAIRAH — The Fujairah Municipality has come up with a new set of rules and regulations pertaining to health and environment which is mandatory for establishing an industry.

By Salah Al Dabarki

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Published: Mon 11 Jul 2005, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:42 PM

Licences for industry would be issued only if the applicant meets the requirements under the new rules and regulations, aimed mainly at protecting the environment. All applications for industrial licences will have to be necessarily accompanied by a report on the effect the proposed activity would have on environment, the possible damage it can inflict and alternatives to eliminate environmental damage.

The Environment Department in the municipality has decided to implement the new rules, under which any commercial or industrial activity will have to comply with health and environmental specifications and standards. The new set of rules have been distributed to all establishments and quarries. Many establishments were forced to install filters to control the effluent gas within a specific time schedule.

The municipality has also asked quarries to install modern filters and to cover all production lines, in addition to constructing proper roads leading to their location, planting of trees and to spray water in dust-producing areas.

A circular was issued to quarry owners asking them not to use vertical explosions. Inspectors from the department will

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