Ministry of Ecological Environment supervises Environmental pollution in Zhongwei City, Ningxia
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 13 Nov (Reporter Gao Jing)-the Ministry of Ecological Environment reported on the evening of 13 November that recently, some media reported that "large areas of pollutants have reappeared on the edge of the Tengger Desert" in Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous region. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment sent a working group to the scene overnight. After preliminary verification, the problem of pollution in Meili forest area reflected by the media is true. On November 13, the Ministry of Ecological Environment decided to publicly list and supervise the environmental pollution problem in Zhongwei City.
According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the preliminary verification showed that the pollutants were between 1998 and 2004, Ningxia Meili Paper Group Environmental Protection and Energy Saving Co., Ltd., the predecessor of China Metallurgical Paper Group Co., Ltd. It has been found that there are 14 spots and blocks in the area of 120000 square meters (180 mu).
As of November 12, a total of 64691 tons of solid waste bags had been cleared, and four of the 14 contaminated blocks (about 12800 square meters) had basically completed the excavation work. At present, the properties of the viscous material samples collected in the field are being identified, and the final results are determined after all the indexes have been tested.
The Ministry of Ecological Environment has publicly listed and supervised the environmental pollution problem in Zhongwei City, requiring the Department of Ecological Environment of Ningxia Hui Autonomous region to supervise and urge the people's Government of Zhongwei City to do the following work:
First, we should continue to clean up pollution and dispose of it scientifically. We should continue to organize the cleaning of pollutants on the spot, speed up the identification of pollutant attributes, and formulate scientific and reasonable measures for pollutant disposal, soil risk control and remediation in strict accordance with the conclusions and expert opinions of pollutant attributes. Immediately investigate and evaluate the groundwater of the contaminated site, set up monitoring points as soon as possible, grasp the pollution situation in time, and formulate remediation measures according to the results of investigation and evaluation.
Second, we should conduct a comprehensive investigation and deal with it seriously. Investigate the environmental pollution incident, find out the whereabouts and dumping of papermaking black liquor and other related situation; Strictly investigate and deal with the environmental violations of the enterprises involved, investigate and investigate the responsibility of the relevant responsible persons in accordance with the law, transfer the suspected crimes to the public security organs in accordance with the law, investigate and verify the relevant regulatory responsibilities, and seriously deal with the responsible persons in accordance with the law and discipline; Compensation for ecological and environmental damage shall be carried out in accordance with the law and regulations.
Third, cite one example from the other, and investigate hidden dangers. We will profoundly learn lessons, carry out a major investigation into environmental pollution problems in the Tengger Desert and surrounding areas, resolutely crack down on illegal acts of environmental pollution in accordance with the law, and ensure the safety of the ecological environment.
The field working group of the Ministry of Ecological Environment will continue to supervise the pollution control work on the spot.