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Additional penalties

Additional penalties for those convicted of polluting the coastal environment

Where any polluting or hazardous substances are discharged, released or in any other way escape into the Coastal Zone, any person responsible for management of the polluting or hazardous substances shall be liable—
1. for any resultant damage; and
2. for the cost of any measures reasonably taken after the release or escape for the purpose of preventing, reversing or minimising any damage caused by such discharge, release or escape; and
3. for any damage caused by any measures so taken

Hence besides the court penalties if found guilty of an offence, the cost of cleaning up the pollutants is very high.

Reference: EMCA Section 55.8; 55.9)


    List down costs involved in clean up of a named pollutant along the coastal zone.