More than 300ha of oyster farms producing some 500 tonnes of oysters have died in Long Hòa commune, Châu Thành district in southern Trà Vinh province.
Authorities in southern Bình Dương Province have discovered that a company had been illegally dumping untreated industrial waste in the Tân Uyên Commune.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà continued to answer questions on land and environmental issues during a question-and-answer session at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
In a business-as-usual scenario, world’s ocean could contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastic than fish [by weight].
The Hải Hà District Police in the northern province of Quảng Ninh on Thursday caught two men discharging 2,000 litres of untreated waste water into a paddy field in Quảng Phong Commune, Hải Hà District.
Water and agricultural land in Nhơn Hải Commune, Ninh Hải District of southern Ninh Thuận Province have been contaminated with high saline level, affecting local production and livelihoods.
Water found in some 71 per cent of Hà Nội’s wells is contaminated with higher than permitted levels of phosphate.
Environmental police in the Highlands Province of Lâm Đồng on Wednesday found about 40,000 tonnes of solid waste dumped illegally in the area of Đà Lạt Waste Treatment Factory in Xuân Trường Commune, Đà Lạt City.
The People’s Committee of northern Ninh Bình Province has fined a company more than VNĐ100 million (US$4400) for illegally discharging untreated waste water into the surrounding areas.
Water experts in Việt Nam have suggested re-using waste water to help protect vital resources. As untreated waste water is discharged directly into the environment, both surface water and underground water resources face high risk of either running out or becoming too polluted to drink.