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Mystery piles of toxic waste appear

Update: October, 03/2013 - 14:00
In Thanh Tan Commune, the waste amounted to about 20 tonnes. In the other areas, the waste was about half this, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.— Photo laodong

HA NAM (VNS)— A huge amount of toxic industrial waste has appeared in some areas in the northern province of Ha Nam.

Gas exuding from the dumped waste has been found to be poisonous and damaging to skin, mucous membranes, eyes and respiratory systems.

The areas it has appeared include Thanh Liem District's Thanh Tan Commune, Kim Bang District's Thanh Son Commune and near the Vicem But Son Cement Plant.

In Thanh Tan Commune, the waste amounted to about 20 tonnes. In the other areas, the waste was about half this, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

At the beginning of August, the department sent a letter asking the Thanh Liem District People's Committee and the Ba An Environment Corporation telling them to bury the industrial waste.

Local residents said that the authority had covered the waste with canvas, but wind had blown it away.

The department and provincial police are trying to find where the waste came from.- VNS

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