Jiangsu's nanjing intermediate people's court recently released a typical annual case: a company responsible for treating sewage, stealing sewage and draining it into the yangtze river through a hidden pipe, and artificially tampering with monitoring data. The defendant's unit, Nanjing Shengke Water Co., Ltd., received the \"most severe penalty\" for environmental pollution in China, and was sentenced to a fine plus a total of 100 million yuan for environmental restoration, and the relevant responsible personnel were sentenced to a maximum of six years. (Southern Metropolis Daily,9 January)
The sewage treatment company was originally a pollution control enterprise, but the Nanjing enterprise was a pollution producer. When \"pollution control\" becomes \"pollution control \", it is undoubtedly very harmful to the environment, because sewage treatment enterprises have concentrated a large number of pollutants, once the sewage is stolen, it will cause serious pollution. Therefore, the sewage treatment enterprises are listed as the key regulatory targets, Nanjing this enterprise can steal sewage to the Yangtze River and tamper with the monitoring data, it is shocking.
This illustrates two issues: on the one hand, the enterprise's interests, no business ethics. It is said that the sewage treatment enterprise should behave to earn sewage treatment fees, but the enterprise stole the sewage, that is, to dispose of the sewage to be treated, without much cost, the sewage treatment fees into the pocket. It can be seen that the main responsible person of the enterprise \"too dark heart \", there is no professional ethics, business ethics can be said.
Regulators, on the other hand, remain lax about key regulators. While the company was repeatedly penalised for environmental issues from 2013 to 2017, even if each time the penalty was carried out in accordance with the rules, frankly there was no \"penalty pain.\" If the punishment is severe each time, it may be another result. More importantly, between 2014 and 2017, penalties were imposed and the business was still stealing sewage, showing loopholes in regulation.
One of the regulatory holes was that no sewage was found draining into the Yangtze River through a hidden pipe, and the second was that no monitoring data was found to have been tampered with. Therefore, local regulators should also learn from this case and improve regulatory measures. However, even with past regulatory loopholes, the company is not so lucky to end up paying a heavy price for its own transgressions, for which officials are sentenced and companies pay a hefty fine.
In particular, the billion yuan ticket, should be said to exceed the cost of the enterprise's illegal savings, even if it will not make its \"ruined property \", but also let its\" unforgettable.\" And the reason why there will be such a penalty, not only because our country's \"Environmental Protection Law \",\" Water Pollution Prevention Law\" is \"the most strict in history \", but also because the judicial organs play\" combination fist \", while imposing a fine, but also let the enterprise compensate 100 million yuan for environmental restoration costs.
“Who pollutes who repairs ", polluters are responsible for repairing environmental damage caused by their actions. It should be said that 100 million yuan "the most severe penalty ", in addition to the Nanjing this enterprise lessons, but also to other sewage treatment and other enterprises sounded the alarm. For sewage treatment enterprises," pollution control "to" pollution control "can only temporarily gain small profits, will eventually be found, will pay a greater illegal price. It is hoped that all companies will learn from the "toughest penalties" and not take chances or face similar penalties.
Regulators should also learn from the case. If more effective measures were taken to prevent companies from stealing sewage and tampering with monitoring data, perhaps they would have no chance of breaking the law. If every time the punishment of illegal enterprises, the investigation can go deeper, the punishment can be more severe, the enterprise also dare not break the law. If regulators investigate other problems with the company, they can widen the investigation, and perhaps steal sewage.