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Hospital could face fine for environmental damage

Update: January, 29/2016 - 15:45
Binh Phuoc General Hospital could face a VND1,783 billion (US$80,056) fine for exceeding waste discharge limits. Photo

BINH PHUOC (VNS) — The environmental crime prevention office of Binh Phuoc Province has asked authorities to impose a fine of more than VND1,700 billion (US$76,330) on Binh Phuoc General Hospital for toxic emissions.

The hospital buried more than 66 tonnes of toxic waste on its campus and discharged more than 160 m3 of untreated wastewater into the environment per day, exceeding the permissible limits of toxic waste and wastewater discharges.

The waste was found during an investigation in November 2015, which was conducted by the departments of the police department, health, and the environment of the province. — VNS

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