Within the scope of the fight against mucilage in the Sea of Marmara, 14 million 818 thousand 346 liras were fined for businesses and ships that were found not to comply with the rules in 7,293 inspections conducted so far.
The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization continues its efforts to save Marmara from the mucilage problem.
Within the framework of the action plan regarding the mucilage that emerged in the Marmara Sea, Turkey’s largest naval mobilization was launched on 8 June with the slogan “Marmara is for all of us”, with the ceremony attended by the Minister of Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum.
In this context, three weeks of cleaning works are carried out simultaneously in Istanbul, Kocaeli Karamürsel, Bursa Mudanya, Balıkesir, Yalova, Çanakkale and Tekirdağ.
1996 WASTE WATER SAMPLE COLLECTED
While the cleaning works continue, the Ministry, which has increased the inspections, monitors these inspections online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As part of the inspections, 1996 wastewater samples were collected as of 28 June.
AMOUNT OF IMPLEMENTED 14.8 MILLION LIRA
In June, 2,821 marine pollution inspections were carried out. During these inspections, a fine of 2 million 502 thousand 934 liras was imposed on 10 ships that were found to have violated the legislation.
The total number of inspections carried out by the Ministry so far has reached 7 thousand 293.
A total of 14 million 818 thousand 346 lira administrative fine was imposed on businesses and ships found to be not complying with the rules during these inspections.
MAXIMUM PENALTY TO TEKIRDAG
The province with the highest number of inspections was Istanbul with 1159. During these inspections in Istanbul, 1 million 674 thousand 687 liras were fined.
Bursa followed Istanbul with 772 inspections. Businesses that do not comply with the legislation in Bursa were fined 1 million 448 thousand 389 liras.
Tekirdağ was the province with the highest number of penalties. 758 inspections were carried out in Tekirdağ, and an administrative fine of 5 million 813 thousand 89 liras was imposed.
The other provinces inspected and the amount of fines applied are as follows:
“An administrative fine of 869 thousand 49 liras was imposed for 552 inspections in Kocaeli, 201 thousand 625 liras for 510 inspections in Çanakkale, 1 million 448 thousand 389 liras for 471 inspections in Balıkesir, 860 thousand 184 liras for 250 inspections in Yalova.”
26 BUSINESS ACTIVITIES STOPPED
26 enterprises, 12 in Tekirdağ, 5 in Istanbul, 5 in Balıkesir, 3 in Yalova and 1 in Kocaeli, were banned from operating.
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