Three Lao Cai firms to be fined for environmental damage

VietNamNet Bridge – The Lao Cai Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed the provincial People’s Committee fine three chemical enterprises for violating regulations on environmental protection.

Lao Cai, firms, fined for environmental damage, Vietnam economy, Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam, Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news, Vietnamnet news, latest news on Vietnam, Vietnam

A view of the Lao Cai Apromaco Superphosphate Co Ltd, one of the three enterprises which may be punished because they caused environmental pollution. — Photo nongnghiep.vn


The three enterprises, all in the Tang Loong Industrial Zone, are proposed to be fined VND830 million (US$36,800).

After different inspections last month, the provincial environmental sector discovered that several workshops of the Vinachem Joint Stock Company, the Lao Cai Apromaco Superphosphate Co Ltd and the Phuc Lam Chemical Joint Stock Company violated regulations on environmental protection.

They did not follow proper procedures for environmental protection, did not install automatic exhaust fumes checking systems and did not build stores to contain harmful waste.

The three enterprises promised to address the violations within the month.

The Tang Loong Industrial Zone is a hot spot of pollution in Lao Cai northern mountainous province. Dozens of chemical projects have been seriously affected local residents’ lives.

Fish died en masse at the beginning of last year due to water from solid waste dump of the Vinachem Joint Stock Company. The Duc Giang Chemical Joint Stock Company also caused serious problems earlier this year. 

Source: VNS

related news
Lao Cai, firms, fined for environmental damage, Vietnam economy, Vietnamnet bridge, English news about Vietnam, Vietnam news, news about Vietnam, English news, Vietnamnet news, latest news on Vietnam, Vietnam
 
*
*
*
  Send