One morning at the end of April, Nguyễn Văn Phú, a resident in Nguyên Khê Commune, Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District, woke up shocked to find that the fish in Nguyên Khê Lagoon had died en mass.
He suspected polluted water in the lagoon was the culprit, the Kinh Tế Đô Thị (Urban Economics) newspaper reported.
Nguyên Khê Lagoon is close to a small and medium-sized industrial complex which was put into operation in 2006. More than ten years since the zone was opened, it still doesn’t have a wastewater treatment system. All wastewater from the more than 20 enterprises using the zone is discharged into the lagoon.