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Firm caught illegally burying 80 tons of industrial waste in southern Vietnam

Friday, June 08, 2018, 21:00 GMT+7
Firm caught illegally burying 80 tons of industrial waste in southern Vietnam
Police officers look at an excavator at the place where the industrial waste was illegally dumped in Binh Duong, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Environmental police in the southern province of Binh Duong said on Thursday they had found a local firm unlawfully burying a large quantity of industrial waste on a piece of abandoned land.

Around 80 metric tons of untreated industrial waste was found on a 600-square-meter plot of deserted land, after Binh Duong police caught garbage-collecting vehicles in their act of dumping the waste in the area on Wednesday.

The person behind the illicit disposal is Nguyen Thi Lien, owner of a scrap facility in Binh Duong, located immediately to the north of Ho Chi Minh City.

An excavator is seen at the place where the industrial waste was illegally dumped in Binh Duong, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An excavator is seen at the place where the industrial waste was illegally dumped in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Lien said she had usable items separated from the scrap purchased at local factories and companies, and asked her workers to get rid of the rest.

The police booked the case and required Lien to have all the illegally buried waste retrieved.

Investigation of the case is still underway.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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