Saturday, 26 January 2013

Firm continues waste discharge despite penalty - - VietNam News

Firm continues waste discharge despite penalty - Environment - VietNam News: NAM DINH (VNS)— A textile production company in northern Nam Dinh City has discharged untreated waste water for many years, causing constant concerns for local residents.

However, provincial authorities have yet to impose a strong enough punishment to serve as a deterrent.

Under observation of a Vietnam News Agency correspondent on Thursday, the Son Nam Textile Company (Sonatex) discharged brown-coloured waste water directly into Nang Tinh Ward's Dao River.

The hot waste water had a temperature between 50-60 degree Celsius and gave off a horrendous odour.

Tran Xuan Cung, a resident living near the site, said the company had routinely discharged its waste water over the past 10 years.

Most of their waste was detergent and colorant which was let out four times per day, he said.

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