Vam Co River oil spill threatens shrimp farm

Update: April, 10/2015 - 18:20

LONG AN (VNS) — More than 10,000 liters of oil spilt from a crashed cargo carrier on Vam Co River in Long An Province on Wednesday are threatening a 400-hectare shrimp farm.

The provincial Aquaculture Department and Can Duoc District's Agriculture Extension Division dispatched officers to assess the oil spill and activate measures to minimise its impact.

Shrimp growers in Can Duoc District's Tan Chanh Commune and Go Cong District's Binh Dong Commune – where the oil spill occurred – have been advised to not take water from the river for shrimp farming.

On Wednesday morning, a cargo carrier of the Dong Thap Oil and Petroleum Transport Joint Stock Company carrying 2,200 tonnes of oil from Dong Nai Province to Dong Thap met with an accident, spilling the oil into the Vam Co River. — VNS