A total of 19 illegal projects have been found along the Yangtze River in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, less than 300 kilometers away

2022-06-05 0 By

Nanjing, April 7 (Xinhua) –In Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, 19 illegal projects were found along the banks of the Yangtze River, which is less than 300 kilometers away.The river beach is occupied by solid waste, and some enterprises discharge excessive sewage into the Yangtze River.In recent days, xinhua View reporters with the second central Ecological and environmental protection inspection group found that the cleaning and remediation of some Yangtze river shoreline in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, is not effective, and ecological damage and pollution problems are prominent.Some hotels illegally approved projects in the name of “water conservancy facilities”, and enterprises discharged red sewage into the Yangtze River overlooking the Yangtze bank of Yangzhong City, Zhenjiang City. The blue gray roof of Xisha Star Hotel is incompatible with the riverside style.Such a foreign so-called “enjoy the scenery of the river” riverside tourism resort hotel, is a name of “water facilities” in the name of the Yangtze River squatted in the illegal construction.The hotel is adjacent to the important provincial wetland of Yangtze River (Yangzhong City) and the national Aquatic Germplasm Resource Reserve of Takifugu mullet and Coilia Nasus.In 2009, yangzhong water conservancy department approved this project in the name of water conservancy facilities.Yangzhong city knew the project was illegal, but still reported it as a water conservancy facility when the authorities inspected it.The reporter learned that within the scope of river management of the main stream of the Yangtze River in Zhenjiang city, there are 19 such projects that have not obtained approval procedures for river-related construction projects, among which 9 are chemical projects with greater environmental risks.Inspectors found that zhenjiang Jingjing Chemical Co., LTD., Jiangsu Tianchen New Material Co., LTD., Zhenjiang Huilong Chemical Co., LTD., Jiangsu Hechun Chemical Industry Co., LTD., and other chemical enterprises built near the River, occupied the river course of the Yangtze River, and a large number of abandoned equipment and dangerous chemicals in the factory area posed a great threat to the ecological environment safety of the Yangtze River.Red water gushed up, and pipes buried in the embankment of the Yangtze River not far away.Reporters along with the group found that Jiangsu Yuanze Electric Co., LTD., containing heavy metals into the Yangtze River wastewater.After investigation, the concentration of total chromium, total nickel and total phosphorus in wastewater exceeds the limit value by ten to several times.Jiangsu Fuxing Shipping Co., LTD illegally occupied the Yangtze River shoreline for the construction and dismantling of new ships without approval.Reporters see, the scene of a variety of machinery placed messy, there are being disassembled ships parked on the beach.A large amount of oil-bearing wastewater is directly discharged into the Yangtze River, and waste oil and other dangerous wastes are randomly scattered and dumped on the river beach…The scene is filthy and located in the river yangzhong Zhongkang Animal Husbandry Co., LTD., the reporter learned that the company without authorization to shut down sewage treatment facilities, will produce waste water factory ditch into the Yangtze River.Some grassroots cadres have reflected that the poor cleaning and regulation of the Yangtze River shoreline is related to the inadequate supervision and law enforcement.Take Xisha Bay Star Hotel, which was still in operation when it was inspected, as an example. It started construction in 2009 in the name of water conservancy facilities, but Yangzhong City knew that the project was illegal and did not investigate and deal with it according to law.In addition, some of the companies that have been punished are still against the law.”It has a great impact on the safety of the Yangtze River flood discharge.”The investigation team found that jiangsu Dingsheng Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. occupied nearly 40,000 square meters of beachland illegally built within the scope of river management.Reporters with the group to see that there are two other shipbuilding enterprises with construction waste, industrial solid waste to fill the river beach, erosion of the river, fill an area of about 18,000 square meters.However, the two companies said they had completed remediation and submitted it for acceptance by the end of 2019.Zhenjiang Huasheng New Material Co., Ltd. has built 9 waste plastic recycling enterprises within the management scope of the Yangtze River. The sewage in the factory is overflowing, and the smell is pungent and vertigo.In April 2021, the local ecological environment department found that the production wastewater was discharged into the Yangtze River rainwater drainage station through storm drains during the inspection. The on-site sampling and monitoring showed that the concentration of chemical oxygen demand of wastewater discharged was 2.4 times higher than the first-level standard of the Comprehensive Sewage Discharge Standard. In June of the same year, administrative punishment was imposed and rectification ordered.However, inspectors were not in place when they arrived.In addition, Zhenjiang Huantai Silicon Technology Co., Ltd. illegally occupied 430 mu of beach land to build factories and corresponding production facilities. In November 2019, the company only dismantled 3 treks and a small number of buildings, which were accepted by Yangzhong City in March 2020.On-site inspection found that the rest of the illegal construction (structure) buildings have not been rectified, the plant left a large amount of industrial solid waste and sludge, outstanding environmental risks.It is understood that enterprises suspected of stealing waste water discharge are being investigated and punished.Yangzhong city has removed 13 projects that illegally occupied the river beach.A total of 8,000 square meters in Zhenjiang New Area have been cleaned and covered with dust filters.In view of the problems discovered by inspectors, Zhenjiang is promoting the implementation of the rectification work.Through the comparison of field pictures, it is found that some chemical enterprises’ warehouses, storage tanks and sewage treatment facilities have been removed, the materials have been cleaned;The equipment of some electrical enterprises has been cleared and the factories are being dismantled.Many enterprise office buildings have also been dismantled.Many grassroots cadres interviewed said that promoting the protection of the Yangtze River is not only a tough battle, but also a protracted one.Some experts said that the current pollution problem is still very serious, the interests behind the existence of complex, need to promote the supervision of the depth of development, firm grassroots really hit hard determination.In addition, grassroots cadres advised to improve the environmental infrastructure while maintaining strict supervision.Local governments can increase investment in shared pollution control facilities, reduce pollution control costs of smes as much as possible, and stimulate endogenous environmental protection motivation of enterprises.(Source: Xinhua)