Garbage facility said to discharge waste in Manila Bay ordered suspended
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the operations of a garbage transfer station in Tondo, Manila for allegedly allowing the discharge of prohibited solid waste materials into Manila Bay. The suspension order against Philippine Ecology Systems Corp. (PhilEco) followed the Environmental Management Bureau’s (EMB) probe which concluded that the firm violated certain conditions of its approved environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for its operation of the Vitas Marine Loading Station (VMLS) at Pier 18 in Manila. PhilEco’s VMLS functions as a transfer facility for the waste materials collected in Metro Manila that, in turn, are transported by barge to the 40-hectare Navotas Sanitary Landfill, which is also operated by PhilEco.
Lim, J. C. (2017, October 9). Garbage facility said to discharge waste in Manila Bay ordered suspended. BusinessWorld, p. S1/ 11.
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