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Businesses penalised in pollution crackdown

Update: June, 22/2013 - 09:54
HA NOI (VNS)— Sixty-one of 130 industrial workshops and parks inspected for pollution were fined a total VND5 billion (US$238,000) for breaches, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

During inspections of hot spots in eight provinces and cities, inspectors also uncovered two establishments discharging untreated waste water into the environment.

The ministry hopes to map out by 2020 a plan on handling those causing serious environmental pollution.-VNS

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