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Paper firm fined for dumping toxic waste

Update: October, 16/2014 - 09:06
The Anh Sang paper company, located in Go Dau District, released 20cu.m of untreated waste each day into the Vam Co Dong river. — VNA Photo

TAY NINH — The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh is fining a paper production company over VND235 million (US$11,100) for discharging untreated waste into the environment.

The Anh Sang paper company, located in Go Dau District, released 20cu.m of untreated waste each day into the Vam Co Dong river.

Test results from samples of the released waste water revealed that the chemical oxygen demand (COD) in the river was 14.6 times more than permitted levels. Additionally, the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) during the five-day test was 5.98 times higher than permitted levels. — VNS

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