Korean firms found dumping untreated wastewater into Red River

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Police in the northern province of Phu Tho Tuesday said they have discovered a South Korean-owned company has been dumping untreated wastewater into the Red River.


Ngo Quy Thieu, chief of the Phu Tho's environmental police, said that during a raid Monday, on the Pangrim Neotex Company's factory in Viet Tri Town they discovered two 35mm pipes funneling wastewater into a tank that fed into the river.


Authorities estimated that the company, which trades in cotton, releases between 2,100 2,200 cubic meters of wastewater a day, according to police.


Also Tuesday, Yoon Wou Suk, a representative of the company, admitted his company's discharging untreated wastewater into the Red River.


Investigations are underway.

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