TÃY NINH – The TÃ¢y Ninh Department of Natural Resources and Environment imposed administrative fines yesterday on two rice vermicelli producers for discharging untreated waste water into the VÃ m Cá» ÄÃ´ng River.
The department has also completed procedures to fine three other enterprises for the same violation.
The enterprise owned by TrÆ°Æ¡ng Thá» Tháº£o, 43, of ChÃ¢u ThÃ nh Town, was fined VNÄ30.3 million (US$1,300). The enterprise owned by Nguyá» n Thá» Thao, 69, of ChÃ¢u ThÃ nh District, was fined VNÄ20.6 million ($900).
The two enterprises discharged waste water exceeding national regulatiory limits by five to ten times.
On May 26, a two-kilometre stretch of the VÃ m Cá» ÄÃ´ng River in TrÃ BÃ¬nh Commune, ChÃ¢u ThÃ nh District, was covered with a foul smelling black liquid.
Inspectors from the department checked waste water and waste treating systems of several nearby plants and collected waste water samples from five. They found that had discharged waste water with pollution exceeding legal levels by 1.2 to 26 times. – VNS
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