Today Upper Highway Air NPC instituted an urgent application before the High Court Durban against EnviroServ and 6 others in which the UHA NPC seeks interim relief interdicting EnviroServ from receiving, treating and disposing of any and all wastes into the Shongweni Landfill Site pending, amongst other things, the outcome of the purported appeal by EnviroServ against the DEA’s suspension of part of EnviroServ’s waste management license.
EnviroServ have, in breach of the compliance notice, refused to hand over a copy of the toxicology report to the DEA. This is a criminal offence and the DEA informed the UHA NPC in writing that EnviroServ had been placed on terms to produce the report within 24 hours, failing which it would lay a further criminal charge against EnviroServ.
EnviroServ, as usual, expects the community and the DEA to be satisfied with no more than its version of what is contained in the toxicology report. This is completely unacceptable given its substantive misrepresentation concerning the findings of the Technical Assessment, which the NPC has already pointed out.
The scheduled date for the interdict hearing is 26 April 2017.