Taiwanese textile company to be punished for illegal waste discharge

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has instructed the People’s Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province to inspect and confirm information about years-long illegal waste discharge by Mei Sheng Textiles Vietnam.

A corner of Da Den Lake which supplies water to 90 percent of Ba Ria-Vung Tau population (Photo: SGGP)

According to Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, the dying plant of the company has kept discharging untreated wastewater directly into Da Den Lake for the last seven years. The lake supplies household water to 90 percent of population in the province.

Authorized agencies have many times reminded the company of the illegal discharge, issued fines and sealed off the plant for six times. However it has continued operation and release of untreated wastewater into the lake.

On May 10, an interagency inspectorate continued sealing off the dyeing plant for many environmental violations in accordance with a penalty decision by the Vietnam Environment Administration.

By Duc Trung – Translated by Hai Mien

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