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Tay Ninh to suspend polluting firms

Update: July, 18/2014 - 08:45

TAY NINH (VNS) — Tapioca and rubber manufacturers that polluted the environment in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh would be suspended from operations, said the local Department of Natural Resources and Environment director, Nguyen Dinh Xuan.

"There are 74 tapioca and 27 rubber manufacturers in Tay Ninh, but only 31 of them have installed A-level wastewater treatment systems," said Xuan.

The municipal People's Committee had ordered the remaining manufacturers to install the system by late June or face suspension, but they failed to meet the deadline.

The local Department of Natural Resources and Environment conducted 360 inspections on wastewater treatment plants in the first six months of 2014, collecting fines of VND1.9 billion (US$91,350). — VNS

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