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Companies fined for environmental violations

Update: November, 27/2018 - 17:00
Two joint-stock steel companies in Đà Nẵng City have been fined VNĐ1.1 billion for violating environmental protection regulations. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Sơn
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The People’s Committee in Đà Nẵng have imposed an administrative fine of VNĐ1.1 billion (US$47,800) on two joint-stock steel companies.

The Dana-Italia and Dana-Australia companies have been fined for improperly implementing environmental impact reports and not having certificates of completion for environmental protection work in the operation phase.

The firms are located in the Thanh Vinh Industrial Complex in Đà Nẵng.

Local authorities said the two steel companies – which started operation in 2006 – have discharged untreated fumes, dust and waste water into the environment.

They also buried a large amount of slag, polluting nearby residential areas.

Residents living around the plants have repeatedly gathered in front of the companies’ gate demanding they halt production. — VNS

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