- Posted 23 Feb 2017 02:53
- Updated 23 Feb 2017 03:00
Dead fish started washing ashore in Vietnam in April after Taiwanese firm Formosa released contaminated waste into the ocean. (Photo: AFP)
HANOI: Vietnam said on Wednesday (Feb 22) it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country’s worst environmental disasters.
Taiwanese steel firm Formosa was blamed for the crisis that decimated livelihoods in coastal fishing communities in central Vietnam and was forced to pay $500 million in fines.
Fishermen and activists in authoritarian Vietnam have staged rare protests since the disaster and filed lawsuits demanding a fair share of compensation. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths”