Chen said the wastewater discharged by the K7 plant was found to contain 4.38 milligrams of nickel per liter, more than four times the 1 mg/l limit set by regulations, Chen said.
Chen also accused the company of forging and concealing wastewater data and improperly operating its wastewater treatment plant.
Chen said the bureau will consider letting the plant resume operations should the city find the company's wastewater improvement plan capable of effectively resolving the problem.
The company has apologized for the pollution incident and promised to donate up to
It also plans to launch its new wastewater treatment plant in
Founded in 1984, the
The K7 plant accounts for about 10 percent of the group's total profits and has over 4,800 employees.
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