|A view of the Nhuệ River in the northern province of Hà Nam. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn|
HÀ NAM — Water in the Nhuệ and Đáy rivers in the northern province of Hà Nam is heavily polluted, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Experts from the province said that waste water from Hà Nội is being discharged into the two rivers via the Nhật Tựu sewer.
In the coming days, the sewage is expected to continue to flow, so the water will become more polluted.
The department’s research showed that water at the Nhật Tựu sewer in Kim Bảng District was black in colour and had a bad smell.
The department took water samples at the Nhật Tựu and Ba Đa sewers for tests. The tests showed that the amount of ammonia in the two samples exceed the regulated level by 35 and 22.9 times, respectively.
The department proposed that relevant district and city people’s committees inform residents living along the Nhuệ and Đáy rivers of the situation so they can take steps to limit losses related to aquatic products.
The Hà Nam Department of Water Resources will supply water for agricultural production, whereas the provincial clean water plant will supply water for daily use, the online Nong Nghiep Vietnam (Vietnam Agriculture) newspaper reported. — VNS