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Đắk Nông tackles risk of environmental pollution

Update: August, 18/2016 - 17:00
Green Farm Asia Co., Ltd, starts repairing its broken wastewater system. – Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK NÔNG – People living around Ea Dier stream in this central highland (Tây Nguyên) province are concerned about the local environment, as the stream’s water has turned black, smells foul and has left many fish dead. 

Dân Trí online newspaper reported on the situation in the area.

Ngô Bá Gôn, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in the province’s Đắk Nông’s Cư Jút District, yesterday also confirmed the phenomenon after visiting the scene based on the reports of local residents.

The authorities also warned residents not to fish in or use the stream’s water, noting it would report the problem to the provincial agency.

Many residents suspected a pig farm of Green Farm Asia Co., Ltd, located upstream, is the source of the stream’s unusual condition.

On receiving the report, the provincial Natural Resources and Environment Department said it would work with the relevant agencies to inspect the area around the stream and the company.

The company revealed its wastewater had overflowed into the stream as a section of its sewage system was broken a week ago.

The company said it was trying to collect the wastewater and find a solution for the problem.

A department official said the company would be fined and forced to deal with the situation if its wastewater caused environmental pollution.  – VNS




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