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Hanoi’s district launches probe into landfill wastewater spill

Hanoi’s district launches probe into landfill wastewater spill

Saturday, May 04, 2024, 15:45 GMT+7
Hanoi’s district launches probe into landfill wastewater spill
Wastewater overflow from Nam Son landfill floods the streets, as captured in this image circulating on social media platforms on the night of May 3, 2024.

The People’s Committee of Soc Son District in Hanoi is authorizing inspections into an incident where a local landfill overflowed with wastewater, which then flows into roads and streams.

A leader from the Soc Son District People’s Committee on Saturday confirmed that the sludge spilled from the Nam Son landfill, one of Hanoi’s largest, situated in the northern part of the city, on Friday.

“We have instructed various units and agencies to investigate and provide a report to the district regarding the cause. 

“Once an official report is available, we will provide further information to the press,” stated the official.

Wastewater overflow from Nam Son landfill floods the streets, as captured in this image circulating on social media platforms on the night of May 3, 2024.
Wastewater overflow from Nam Son landfill floods the streets, as captured in this image circulating on social media platforms on the night of May 3, 2024.

Late on Friday night, the images of the incident were disseminated on social media platforms. 

The images depict the wastewater as pitch-black, with mud, covering roads and streams. 

Previously, Le Thanh Nam, director of the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment, announced plans to transform the Nam Son landfill into a photo spot for young people in the near future.

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