Chemical waste allegedly found stored in nine Hong Kong recycling sites without approval

(UNDATED PHOTO) A joint operation was held between September 26 and October 4 to conduct surprise inspections at a number of waste recycling sites in Hung Lung Hang in the North District in the New Territories. Photo: ISD

(UNDATED PHOTO) A joint operation was held between September 26 and October 4 to conduct surprise inspections at a number of waste recycling sites in Hung Lung Hang in the North District in the New Territories. Photo: ISD

A joint departmental operation found a large quantity of chemical waste had been allegedly collected and stored in nine recycling sites in the New Territories without approval, with Hong Kong’s environmental protection watchdog vowing to launch prosecutions against the relevant parties.

The crackdown, named “Operation Dawn”, led to the seizure of some 3,500 pieces of LCDs, with an estimated market export value of HK$2 million, through ambushes conducted between September 26 and October 4.

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