Pfleiderer plant receives court order to stop polluting stream
VELIKY NOVGOROD, September 1 - RAPSI. A Novgorod district court has prohibited the Pfleiderer AG plant from discharging polluted water into the Pitba tributary, the courts website reports.
Pfleiderer AG discharged sewage with an impermissibly high level of restricted chemicals, thus breaking water usage regulations..
RIA Novosti has yet to obtain comments from the plants management.
Yelena Makarova, the assistant regional prosecutor for public relations, earlier told RIA Novosti that the level of the pollutants found in the discharges into a nearby stream in 2010 were 2.3 to 3.6 times higher than the admissible standards.
In turn, Pfleiderers PR chief Vitaly Trukhov told RIA Novosti that the management disagrees with the prosecutors and the plant is upgrading its treatment facilities.
Pfleiderer AG was established in Germany in 1894. It is one of the worlds leading furniture board suppliers, operating 23 plants in Europe and the Americas.
The first Pfleiderer plant in Russia was put into operation in September 2006.