Abu Dhabi’s environmental regulator has halted the operations of a facility specialized in processing used oils due to violations. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) took this action at the facility in Al Mafraq industrial area after observing breaches of environmental laws and regulations.

According to Faisal Al Hammadi, executive director of EAD’s environment quality sector, the decision was based on reports from the agency’s air quality monitoring stations, inspection visits, and responses to complaints from the public about the emission of irritating gas odors. It was determined that the facility was the source of these emissions and had numerous violations related to non-compliance with environmental license requirements.

Al Hammadi emphasized that the facility failed to implement precautionary measures to prevent emissions that would impact air quality in the surrounding area. Additionally, it did not adhere to the mandatory requirement of installing air pollution control devices. As a result of repeated violations affecting neighboring residential areas, the facility’s operations have been suspended.

EAD has urged all industrial establishments to comply with the legal and technical conditions and requirements outlined in their environmental licenses. It is crucial for these establishments to adhere to mandatory requirements to protect the environment.