Minister carries out Formosa inspection
A year after it caused mass fish deaths by discharging untreated waste directly into the sea, an inspection has found Formosa having addressed 52 of 53 environmental violations.
On March 7, 2017, Viet Nam News published an article titled “Mekong water diplomacy vital”. The article quoted several statements by Dr Lê Anh Tuấn, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Cần Thơ University.
Construction of a reservoir to collect water leaking from the Hòn Rọ dumping site in the central Khánh Hoà Province’s Ninh Hoà Commune must be completed soon, the People’s Committee has said.
Smoke from charcoal furnaces is threatening the environment around Cư M’gar District in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Đắk Lắk, affecting residents’ health.
HCM City districts and Mekong Delta provinces are facing risks of soil submersion, studies have shown.
Two pig farms in the central province of Hà Tĩnh’s Can Lộc District have been asked to halt operations after they were found to be polluting the area’s reservoir water.
In four years, from 2011 to 2015, more than 50 per cent cent of all monitored days in Việt Nam posted low air quality.
For over a month, multiple manufacturers based in the Tân Hồng industrial cluster in Bình Giang District of the northern province of Hải Dương have discharged untreated wastewater into irrigation canals, causing severe pollution in the section of Bắc Hưng Hải irrigation system that passes through the region.
More than 1,000 volunteers from the US Embassy, associations, organisations and universities, joined hands to pick up garbage in Thống Nhất Park Saturday morning to mark Earth Day here.
Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng has ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to urgently review and issue a list of industries that pose a high risk of polluting the environment.