Southern Vietnam firm caught dumping untreated sewage

By Dinh Tuyen – Vi Thanh, Thanh Nien News

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An official from Hau Giang Province's environment police take a sample of untreated water discharged from Nam Song Hau Seafood JSC through a buried pipe July 16, 2014. Photo: Vi Thanh An official from Hau Giang Province's environment police take a sample of untreated water discharged from Nam Song Hau Seafood JSC through a buried pipe July 16, 2014. Photo: Vi Thanh

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Police in the southern province of Hau Giang caught a local seafood company red-handed for dumping up to 900 cubic meters of untreated sewage a day into a river.
On Wednesday, a team of environmental police discovered that the Nam Song Hau Seafood JSC had been discharging wastewater through a buried pipeline measuring 60 meters in length and between 9 to 11 centimeters in diameter that emptied into the Cai Dau River.
A representative from the company at Song Hau Industrial Zone said they have been dumping 450 to 900 cubic meters of sewage directly into the river a day, for more than a month.
The police have taken samples of the sewage and ordered the company to stop the discharge.
A citation has already been issued to the firm but the punishment has yet to be determined.

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