Sugar plant takes responsibility for dead fish in Buoi River

Hoa Binh Sugar Company has taken responsibility for discharging untreated wastewater into Buoi River causing dead fish in the north central province of Thanh Hoa.

At a meeting with leaders of Thach Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province yesterday afternoon, the company promised to compensate for 34 fish farmers’ damage with the total fund of VND1.4 billion (US$63,000) by May 18 at the latest.

Authorized agencies have inspected the fish death but yet to make an official conclusion.

In related news, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has made a decision to comprehensively inspect production establishments on their observance of environmental protection law in the upper reaches of Buoi River, Tan My commune, Lac Son district, the northern province of Hoa Binh.

The inspection will take place in 45 days starting May 12, 2016.

According to the decision, inspectors from institutes and agencies under the ministry will unexpectedly take water samples for testing and observing water environment at Buoi and Bang rivers.

The decision was made after the fish death damaged farmers in the lower reaches of the Buoi River in Thanh Hoa province.

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By Anh Phuong – Translated by Hai Mien

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