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The Ministry of Environment analyzes applying a fine of 1,000 UR to UPM 2

The Ministry of Environment analyzes applying a fine of 1,000 UR to UPM 2
October 3, 2023 – 20:34

The planned sanction is due to the discharge of an effluent with high pH levels that contained caustic soda into the Sauce stream.

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He Ministry of Environment (MA) At this time, it is analyzing whether to apply a fine of 1,000 Readjustable Units (UR) to the Finnish company. UPM due to a discharge of an effluent with high pH levels that contained caustic soda in the Sauce stream (Durazno – Tacuarembó).

The MA sanction, which would reach a figure greater than 1.6 million pesos, is still in process, and the company with origins in Finland You have the deadline to appeal and make the corresponding defenses.

It was the company itself that notified the environmental event on August 16, after the plant management UPM 2 will call by phone National Directorate of Quality and Environmental Assessment (Dinacea). A day later, it was requested UPM to send all the information available in this regard.

On August 21, the MA carried out an inspection of the plant established in Centennial Town (Durazno), which bears the commercial name of UPM Paso de los Toros (UPM 2)and its surroundings to establish a report on the environmental impact.

In the report, the MA states that “the effluent would have occurred a few days before the detection of the spill by UPM 2upon notice from the neighboring neighbor, and that effluent had previously been stored in that pool for a longer time than was strictly necessary.

On August 22, Dinacea confirmed the presence of some dead fish and other secondary effects on the vegetation in the Sauce stream.

The parameters of the UPM 2 effluent differ from those authorized by the Ministry of the Environment

The Vice Minister of the Environment, Gerardo Amarillaassured the press that “files have already been generated from inspections and controls to sanction the company, correct the situation and repair environmental damage.”

“The discharge of effluents has had parameters that differ from what was opportunely authorized by the MA. This was verified, we initiated the file and proceeded to notify the company,” the vice minister pointed out.

Source: Ambito

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