The toxic pollution discharged from its steel complex has harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people
The muddy waste dug up from a farm in Ha Tinh Province is being tested
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp. leaders express apologies to the Vietnamese people and government.
The company says it will handle and mitigate the consequences
Will also say why it has taken two months for announcement
The company is reportedly facing tax issues
The discovery of phenol adds another blow to the region's fishing industry, already hit by a fish kill disaster
It was unclear how the scads, often caught around 15 kilometers offshore at 30 meters deep, were contaminated with phenol.
'The fish kill scandal does not affect the supply and safety of Vietnamese seafood products for export'
The cause of the deaths will be revealed later this month
Tests found excessive quantities of poisonous chemicals
Farmers in Thanh Hoa Province were forced to destroy tons of fish apparently killed by untreated wastewater
Dozens of farming households together lost $800,000 from the fish deaths, and authorities have identified untreated waste as the...
Agriculture ministry says it will 'take time' to confirm and release test results
Officials have promised that findings from an inspection at a Taiwanese steel firm will be soon made public