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Huế announces Formosa damage

Update: July, 06/2016 - 11:21
Initial statistics showed that 6,212 households, or 30,450 fishermen, were affected by the environmental incident caused by Formosa’s waste release in four central provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế. — VNA/VNS Photo

THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ — Authorities in Thừa Thiên - Huế Province have announced that the estimated initial damage of the locality from the mass fish deaths was VNĐ135 billion or US$6 million, following a meeting report released on Monday.

Initial statistics showed that 6,212 households, or 30,450 fishermen, were affected by the environmental incident caused by Formosa’s waste release in four central provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế.

The operation of 2,939 fishing ships was halted, and 136,608 kilogrammes of fish in floating breeding farms were discarded due to the incident.

Participants at the meeting said the province needed further investigation to find out the level of damage to the marine ecosystem in the area. Detailed surveys will be conducted to provide exact statistics of the damage to each economic sector.

Investigation and monitoring work will be carried out in adjacent areas, including lagoons and estuaries.

Thừa Thiên - Huế was the second locality announcing initial damage from the Formosa poison, after Quảng Bình. Experts said that it seems to be too late to conduct this work, as the incident happened in April. — VNS

 

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