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04 December 2023

2 RAK stone crushers shut for 3 months

By Wam

Two stone crushers in emirate of Ras Al Khaimah have been closed down for three months after being found violating environmental and public health safety regulations including excessive emission of dust, a senior official has said.

Sultan bin Alwan, Assistant Undersecretary for External Auditing, Ministry of Environment and Water, said the crushers failed to abide by the environmental regulations issued by the ministry under Cabinet decision No. 20 of 2008 and ministerial decree No. 110 of 2010 regarding work in quarries.

He said two other crushers had been warned for flouting operational guidelines.

He said if the crushers did not abide by the environmental regulations, they will not be allowed to resume operations.

"The crushers which were issued warnings can also face closure if they fail to stick to the rules," he said.