$12,000 fine no deterrent to polluting British firm

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The industrial zones management board of the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong Tuesday ordered a British-owned company to immediately stop its sawdust emissions after they continued despite a fine.

Rochdale Spears Co. Ltd., which produces wood furniture for export at Dong An Industrial Zone, had been fined VND250 million (US$12,000) November 16 after three other businesses in the zone complained.

They had said the wood dust affected their production of garment fiber and painting.

A report by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment had said the dust affected thousands of square meters, threatening the health of hundreds of workers.

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