JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Two businesses found dumping untreated sewage, allegedly causing massive fish deaths in Vietnam

Two businesses found dumping untreated sewage, allegedly causing massive fish deaths in Vietnam

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 13:06 GMT+7
Two businesses found dumping untreated sewage, allegedly causing massive fish deaths in Vietnam
Tan Thai Thanh Co. Ltd. in Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam buried underground pipes to dump untreated wastewater into the local Ma River. Photo: Ha Dong / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa Province on Monday evening detected two wood processing enterprises that discharged effluent into the local Ma River, seemingly causing the recent mass fish die-off.

Officials and police in Ba Thuoc District investigated wood processing enterprises located along the Ma River on Monday.

During the inspection of the wastewater treatment systems across the companies, functional forces discovered Phu Thanh Forest Products Joint Stock Company and Tan Thai Thanh Co. Ltd. had illegally dumped untreated sewage into the river in Thiet Ke Commune.

According to Vo Minh Khoa, chairman of the Ba Thuoc People's Committee, authorities used an excavator to dig areas in Phu Thanh Forest Products Joint Stock Company and Tan Thai Thanh Co. Ltd., where the suspects put underground pipes to discharge untreated wastewater into the environment.

Authorities of Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hao Province check wastewater treatment system of Quyet Duy Tuan Trading Production Co., Ltd. In Thiet Ke Commune. Photo: Ha Dong / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa Province check the wastewater treatment system of Quyet Duy Tuan Trading Production Co. Ltd. In Thiet Ke Commune. Photo: Ha Dong / Tuoi Tre

On Monday afternoon, representatives of the two businesses admitted this illegal act, Khoa added.

Relevant agencies took water samples for testing, thereby serving for handling violations of the businesses and requesting them to compensate fish farmers for this incident in accordance with the law.

Currently, Ba Thuoc District forces are further investigating three wood processing companies to find the cause of the mass fish deaths on the Ma River.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper had reported that 159 fishery households with 214 cages have reported severe losses from the mass fish deaths in Ba Thuoc District from March 15 to now.

More than 12 metric tons of farmed fish and nearly 400kg of wild fish on the Ma River have died.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Truc Uyen / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

The shortcut generation in Vietnam

Per standard Vietnamese road etiquette, anybody stopping for anybody is a miracle, a sight to behold, with the driver’s polite gesture being the absolute pinnacle of respect