More Environmental Fines Imposed on Korean Battery Factory in Hungary

  • 10 Jul 2023 10:13 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
More Environmental Fines Imposed on Korean Battery Factory in Hungary
The battery factory in Bátonyterenye, operated by South Korean company SungEel Hitech, received another penalty of nearly Ft 50 million, Telex reports.

The company received this as a waste management fine, imposed because it collected and utilised approximately 1,600 tons more than the permitted amount of various forms of waste last year, state news agency MTI reports.

According to the Nógrád county government office, the company is a repeat offender, having been fined five times so far, most recently incurring a penalty of Ft 31 million in May.

SungEel has been fined a total of roughly Ft 100 million to date.

In theory, authorities could order the factory to close if the violations of rules continue.

This is the plant where, according to Átlátszó, even the inspectors from the government office got sick when they visited.

According to the website, the government officials smelled a strong solvent and experienced skin and mucous membrane irritation.

The plant, opened in 2021, primarily processes scrap batteries from the Samsung SDI factories in Göd and the SK Battery factories in Komárom.

SungEel also has a battery processing plant in Szigetszentmiklós, where, according to Átlátszó, the health of the workers and local residents was jeopardised by carcinogenic substances.

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