Environmental non-compliances reported by affected communities, the media, & NGOs
A Business Day article published in April 2014 referred to the numerous companies that had applied to the Department of Environmental Affairs to postpone compliance with new air quality standards for five years. The report described Northam as one of the many “polluters” that had made such an application.1
Northam’s application to postpone compliance with the minimum emission standards is also referred to in groundWork’s report entitled “Slow Poison: Air Pollution, Public Health and Failing Governance” published in June 2014.2
- See Sue Blaine, "Firms ‘abusing law’ on air quality standards compliance" available at: http://showme.co.za/secunda/news/firms-abusing-law-on-air-quality-standards-compliance/ (last accessed on 7 November 2016).
- This report can be downloaded at: http://www.groundwork.org.za/specialreports/Slow%20Poison%20(2014)%20groundWork.pdf (last accessed on 7 November 2016). See p58.