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Firms fined for trade in untreated waste

Update: January, 30/2015 - 09:22
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TAY NINH (VNS) — Tay Ninh Province's People's Committee has decided to fine two businesses in Trang Bang District VND100 million (US$4,700) each for dealing in untreated solid waste, contrary to environmental regulations.

Tran Hiep Thanh Textile Corporation, located in Trang Bang Industrial Zone, worked with Thu Ngan One Member Co.,Ltd in An Tinh Commune to store 51,880 tonnes of mud. However, Thu Ngan was unable to cope with the large amount of waste, causing pollution in the surrounding environment.

The committee instructed the textile corporation to sign a contract with a waste treatment company, and Thu Ngan has been given 30 days to treat the waste to avoid environmental pollution. — VNS

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