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Copper factory ordered to stop operations in Bắc Giang

Update: July, 18/2016 - 12:06
Bắc Giang Province authorities have ordered a copper-producing factory to halt its operations immediately due to violations in its wastewater discharges.— Photo phapluatplus.vn

BẮC GIANG – Bắc Giang Province authorities have ordered a copper-producing factory to halt its operations immediately due to violations in its wastewater discharges.

The Sơn Động District-based Á Cường Minerals Group Ltd Co will have to stop discharging the untreated exhaust water directly to the Cẩm Đàn river and to build a wastewater collection and treatment system before the company can release the treated wastewater out to the environment again, stated the provincial People’s Committee.

Local authorities detected the violations by the Á Cường company in mid-June, following a direct order from the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Trần Hồng Hà asking for a thorough inspection of the company’s operations regarding environmental protection. Bắc Giang has to report the inspection’s results to the Minister by July 20.

Cầu Ngà wastewater plant rushes to finish by October

HÀ NỘI – Investors are speeding up the construction of the Cầu Ngà wastewater treatment plant in Hoài Đức district to have it finished by early October, said the Hà Nội Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Construction of the Cầu Ngà plant, started in November last year, will treat the wastewater from the craft villages and the sewage from local communities across three communes of Dương Liễu, Cát Quế and Minh Khai.

The 9,000sq metre wastewater treatment plant is a pilot project of a co-operation mechanism between the central Government and localities to tackle environmental pollution.

It is also part of the master plan to protect the environment of the Nhuệ-Đáy river basin. – VNS   

   

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