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Slaughter house fined heavily over pollution

Update: December, 14/2016 - 09:35
Poorly treated waste water is still released into Phú Lộc channel in Đà Nẵng city. VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

Đà Nẵng — The central city of Da Nang has fined a slaughter centre owned by the Procimex Joint Stock Company VNĐ154 million (US$6.8 million) for discharging toxic fumes into the environment.

This is the centre’s third violation of environmental regulations since 2014 and the city has warned that the company’s business license would be revoked unless it upgrades its waste and fume treatment system within six months.

The city’s environmental inspection agency has in the past asked the centre to build a standard waste water and fume treatment system.

Untreated waste water. Đà Nẵng city has fined a slaughter centre of the Procimex Joint Stock Co VNĐ154 million ($6.8 million) for discharging poorly treated water. — Photo Đà Nẵng Portal

Last year, the city also fined the centre VNĐ270 million ($12,000) for discharging poorly treated waste water into the environment.

In 2014, the company’s slaughter house was penalised VNĐ300 million ($14,200) for the same violation. According to the city’s environmental police, the company’s slaughter house was found discharging 80 cubic metres of waste a day that were not up to the standard for sewage treatment.

The city said the centre in Hòa Khánh Nam ward in Liên Chiểu district has also not filed any environmental assessment report for years.  — VNS




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