PM warns Formosa against future environmental violations

Environmental protection must be considered the decisive factor in future operations of the Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Iron and Steel Co (FHS), Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday.Keep reading ...

Vietnam’s environment protection chief dismissed over Formosa disaster

A chief of environmental protection operations under Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been dismissed for his management oversight that had led to the Formosa disaster last year.Luong Duy Hanh, director of the Department of Control of Environmental Protection Activities, has been removed ...

Will Vietnam become a scrap steel power?

Vietnamese steel manufacturers are importing more and more scrap steel for domestic production, as this is the easiest and most profitable way to make steel. According to Bui Van Muu from the Metallurgy and Material Technology Faculty of the Hanoi University of Technology, the steel production ...

For a healthy living environment

Some bad elements have taken advantage of the marine environment disaster in the central region last year to instigate some local Catholics to cause social disorder. Their purpose is to cook up a story about what they call “religious and democratic suppression”, create an image of ...

Hà Tĩnh denies Formosa pollution link

Authorities in central Hà Tĩnh Province denied the connection between Formosa’s waste water discharge and the reddish streak appeared on water edge near the province’s Sơn Dương wharf. A joint force between local authorities and the Institute of Environmental Technology yesterday afternoon announced their testing ...

Formosa pays $500 mil compensation for marine disaster in central Vietnam

Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics, which caused deadly marine pollution in the central region by discharging untreated effluents, has paid up the US$500 million compensation it promised to, officials said. The environment ministry said on August 31 Formosa had transferred the second half of the promised amount a ...

Vietnam central coast safe for swimming, aquaculture after disaster: study

The results of a study released on August 22 show that Vietnam’s central coast is again safe for swimming and aquaculture, four months after toxic effluents discharged by Taiwan-owned Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp caused mass fish deaths. Prof Mai Trong Nhuan of the Hanoi National University, ...

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