The factory has released foul-smelling black water into Nghia Hoi commune in Nghia Dan District and Quynh Thang commune in Quynh Luu District. The unprocessed waste aslo enters canals and Vuc Mau Reservoir, the largest irrigation reservoir in the province.
The firm has been accused of causing environmental pollution and mysterious mass fish deaths.
Hundreds of local people on December 1 gathered outside the factory to ask the enterprise to stop dumping into residential area and waterways.
Nghe An Wood Processing Factory under the May Forestry Joint Stock Company (the project’s direct investor is Vietnam’s TH Group) was inaugurated in the industrial park of Nghia Dan district, central Nghe An province in last September.