|Illustrative image. Untreated wastewater pollutes a stream. —Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn
QUANG TRI (VNS) — Authorities in the central Quang Tri Province yesterday forced a local company to shut down to make it improve its wastewater treatment system before it can resume operations.
Following complaints by local residents in the province's Gio Linh District that the Hong Duc Vuong Company was polluting the environment by releasing untreated wastewater, environmental authorities came to check and found the reports were correct.
The company, which is based in the district's Quan Ngang industrial unit and produces animal feed from fish powder, has an inefficient waste treatment system. It discharges wastewater into the environment without fully treating it.
Inspectors from the local department of natural resources and environment found the company was polluting the air too. — VNS