A view of the Hưng Yên City, the northern province of Hưng Yên. — Photo tthtdt.vn
HƯNG YÊN — The Hưng Yên People’s Committee has fined a company VNĐ345 million (US$15,000) for discharging wastewater causing environmental pollution.
The announcement was made on Saturday by deputy chairman of the people’s committee Bùi Thế Cử.
The Thiên Sơn Co Ltd, which is in Thiện Phiến Commune, Tiên Lữ District, produces clothes for export. It has been open since 2011. During operations, it was discovered to have discharged untreated wastewater four times.
Inspections showed that the company did not conduct regular supervision on wastewater and discharged wastewater, with levels of poisonous substances exceeding regulated levels by 1.5 to three times.
The company was forced to improve its procedures by the end of this year. — VNS