Tangshan, Hebei: steel enterprises data fraud, excessive emissions, environmental pollution cases concentrated sentencing

2022-05-29 0 By

On January 27, 2022, Tangshan Intermediate People’s Court organized four courts of Lunan, Lubei, Kaiping and Guye to deliver centralized judgments on four environmental pollution cases in the city.The courts in the four places sentenced 47 defendants to terms ranging from six months to one year and six months respectively, and fined the two iron and steel enterprises which constituted the unit crime of environmental pollution by 4 million yuan and 7 million yuan respectively.The courts in the four areas invited NPC deputies, CPPCC members and key iron and steel enterprises in the jurisdiction to participate in the centralized sentencing activity.Tangshan Songting Iron and Steel Co., LTD., Hebei Xinda Iron and Steel Group Co., LTD., Tangshan Medium thickness Plate Co., LTD., Tangshan Jinma Iron and Steel Co., LTD.In March 2021, in order to evade the supervision of environmental protection authorities, the four companies engaged in illegal production by interfering with automatic monitoring facilities and forging automatic detection data, emitting a large number of pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.The court found that the four enterprises falsified data, exceeded the discharge of pollutants, serious pollution of the atmosphere, harm the health and safety of the people, constitute the crime of environmental pollution.Tangshan Songting Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. and Hebei Xinda Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd. constitute unit crimes of environmental pollution.Source: Tangshan Intermediate Hospital wechat official account