Firm fined for waste violations

Update: March, 02/2015 - 08:00

TAY NINH (VNS) — The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh has fined a local company VND290 million (US$13,800) for repeated violations of illegally discharging untreated waste water into the environment.

The paper and pulp factory, Dong Phuoc Limited Company in Go Dau District's Thanh Duc Commune, was caught in late January when it was discharging waste water without permission into Bau Nau Stream, which flows to the local Vam Co Dong River.

Authorities noted that sampled waste water did not meet required criteria for discharge.

The company was fined VND30 million ($1,400) in April 2014 for the same violation. — VNS