The errant tanner identified as Riff Leather Ltd located in CDA Noxious Industrial Area in Kalurgat of the city.
The fine was slapped on the leather processor following a hearing which was held at the Chittagong Metro office of the DoE on Thursday.
Sangjucta Das Gupta, Chittagong Metro assistant director (technical) of the DoE, told the Dhaka Tribune that a team of the DoE, on a surprise visits on August 1, discovered that the errant tannery was polluting environment by releasing untreated into the nearby water bodies.
“Riff Leather Ltd has not completed setting up ETP yet. Therefore, the errant tanner was fined with Tk1,043,740 for dumping untreated waste into the canals and drains,” added the DoE assistant director.