Japanese company fined for environmental violations

The Da Lat-Japan Food (DJF) Company has been fined VND86 million (US$4,500) for discharging wastewater into the Da Nhim River in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and for other environmental violations. 

Da Lat-Japan Food Company releases untreated wastewater into the Da Nhim River in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong

The provincial People’s Committee said in its penalizing decision that DJF has not filed environmental reports according to regulations, has discharged untreated industrial wastewater into the Da Nhim River, and has not paid environmental protection fees.
 
The committee also suspended the operation of the company’s frozen vegetables and fruits processing and production factory until it treats its wastewater according to standards.
 
The company is being asked to pay more than VND183 million (US$9,600) in environmental protection fees which they have yet to pay.
 
DJF, a whole Japan invested company, is the first company in Lam Dong to be penalized for violating environmental protection laws. 

By N.Vien – Translated by Hoang Yen

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