Incinerators have been destroyed after the factory was asked to stop operations. — VNA/VNS Photo
YÊN BÁI — Local authorities in Yên Bình District, northern Yên Bái Province, have ordered a waste treatment factory to stop operations due to excessive pollution.
The waste treatment factory, located in Đá Chồng Hamlet, Đại Đồng Commune, was reported to have burned waste and released emissions to the environment, prompting complaints from people living nearby.
Nguyễn Đức Điển, vice chairman of Yên Bình District’s People’s Committee, said the factory is managed by Hoa Ngọc Construction Investment Joint Stock Company and has no operation licence.
Hoàng Hải Đăng, the company director, said the factory started to burn waste in February this year. Waste is burned three to four times a day.
A local inter-sector inspection team has been established and will conduct unscheduled environmental inspections at the waste treatment factory.
A Vietnam News Agency correspondent reported that after operations were suspended, incinerators were destroyed.
Hoa Ngọc Construction Investment Joint Stock Company was set up in early 2018 and is based in Yên Bái City. It rented a land lot in Đại Đồng Commune to run the waste treatment factory. — VNS