TEHRAN, May 8 (Mehr News Agency) -- Deputy of Iran's Department of the Environment (DOE) released the list of 1,081 polluting industries currently operating across the country, Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.
Hassan Assilian added most of the polluting industries are based in Tehran Province and the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan has the fewest.
According to the provisions of the pertaining regulations, polluting industries are charged for above one percent pollution, said the official, adding half of the charge will be returned to the plant for taking corrective measures and the other half to the municipalities.
The list includes the polluting industries in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2007).
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