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Cunado said both the hospital and DCECI were liable for any misdeclaration in the documents they submitted to EMB.
The agency has yet to issue a resolution in DCECI's case.
There was also inconsistency between the data in the Self-Monitoring Report (SMR) and the data in the pull-out forms that indicated 33 metric tons (MT) were hauled by DCECI, 3 MT beyond its limit, EMB said.
Both DCECI and Chong Hua Hospital had been given 15 days to submit their replies to the EMB.
EMB Regional Director Willian Cunado said Wednesday that after evaluating of the medical waste samples and inspecting DCECI's facility, DENR and EMB reached the decision to recommend for the firm's suspension.
"The existing wastes at the DCECI TSD must be treated at its facility and could no longer be disposed while it is under suspen-sion.
Gonzales said that during conference with DCECI, Chong Hua and other hospitals in Cebu, he advised them to find another ac-credited TSD service provider.
After checking on CHHMCC and DCECI, an EMB team determined the two firms to be the sources of the dumped waste.
Based on EMB investigation, CHHMCC and DCECI were also found to have committed another violation that carries a P50,000 fine.
EMB said DCECI presented forms and a certification that it could treat waste from CHHMCC only until last September.
It was also found out that DCECI has exceeded the allowable 8 metric tons (MT) annual treatment capacity, a violation of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued to the facility on April 16, 2013.
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