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Broken wastewater tank affects Đắk Nông farmers

Update: July, 24/2019 - 16:25

 

Wastewater from a granite and basalt stone processing plant in Đắk Nông Province affects production of many household in Đắk R’Lấp District recent days. — VNA/VNA Photo Hưng Thịnh

ĐẮK NÔNG — Wastewater from a granite and basalt stone processing plant in Đắk Nông Province has affected many households in Đắk R’Lấp District in recent days.

Wastewater from a plant of Phú Tài Joint Stock Company in Đắk Wer Commune has spilled into a dozen local families' ponds, lakes and fields as the wall of the plant’s wastewater tank was damaged by heavy rain.

Trần Văn Phẩm, a local farmer, said the incident occurred last Friday with hundreds of cubic metres of white water spilling into his pond, garden and households nearby.

“About 4,000sq.m of my garden and pond is covered by white water, killing fish,” Phẩm said.

Nguyễn Thanh, a resident, said his family was also affected by the wastewater.

The plant needs to compensate affected households and prevent future incidents, he said.

This incident has happened before, local residents claimed.

After the incident last Friday, the plant repaired the wall but it failed to fix the problem.

Nguyễn Văn Hiệp, a senior employee of the plant, said the plant was trying to deal with the problem and compensate affected households.

The People's Committee of Đắk Wer Commune has also received reports on issues related to wastewater and noise from the plant. — VNS

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