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House okays penalty for improper disposal of dangerous materials By Charlie V. Manalo 08/27/2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

House okays penalty for improper disposal of dangerous materials

By Charlie V. Manalo 08/27/2011
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading early this week a bill seeking to penalize improper disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes.

All 234 congressmen who attended the Monday session voted to pass the measure that provides a comprehensive management of disposal of dangerous materials, prompting Laguna Rep. Dan Fernandez, chairman of the House committee on ecology, to comment the unanimous vote underscores the concern of lawmakers over the extreme dangers to life and property that could be caused by irresponsible disposal of radioactive and hazardous wastes.

House Bill 4812, otherwise known as the “Philippine Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes Management Act of 2011,” consolidated several legislative proposals authored by Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II; Reps. Irvin Alcala; Bernadette Herrera-Dy; Rodel Batocabe; Roger Mercado and Fernandez.

“HB 4812 is an urgently needed measure that will strengthen the authority of various government agencies, especially the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Department of Health and Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to take action against persons and firms caught endangering public health and the environment through hazardous wastes,” Fernandez said..... MORE

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