Ministry acts first on environment

Last update 11:04 | 26/01/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked agencies to comment on its special project to control companies thought to be likely of polluting the environment – even industries not yet in operation, such as power plants. 

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A worker at a steel smelting machine.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Nguyen

Tran Hieu Nhue from the Viet Nam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment said the project was imperative, especially after the massive death of fish in the central provinces in 2016.

“When we clearly name producers at high risk of polluting the environment, it is easier to force them to fix the situation,” he said. Tiếp tục đọc “Ministry acts first on environment”

Ministry backtracks on dumping

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Update: August, 10/2017 – 01:00

Hòn Cau marine protected area in Tuy Phong District, central province of Bình Thuận.The environment ministry has agreed not to dump nearly one million cubic metre of waste mud discarded by Vĩnh Tân 4 thermal power plant into the sea area. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The environment ministry has agreed not to dump nearly one million cubic metre of waste mud discarded by a power plant into Bình Thuận Province’s sea following public outcry against the plan.The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Ministry reported on Wednesday that it approved a proposal by Bình Thuận authorities in which the mud and waste sand of Vĩnh Tân 1 thermal power plant would be dumped at Vĩnh Tân Port instead of the sea. Tiếp tục đọc “Ministry backtracks on dumping”

240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam

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Last update 09:52 | 31/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam still has 240 pesticide-contaminated locations in 15 localities, causing serious and extremely serious pollution, according to the 2016 National Environment Report.

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There are 240 chemical-contaminated spots nationwide. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Hung

The report was recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

Twenty three of these untreated locations are located in urban areas.

Nghe An Province, central Viet Nam, tops the list of provinces and cities with 10 chemical-contaminated spots. Tiếp tục đọc “240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam”