Vietnam PM halts $10.6 billion steel plant on environmental concern

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam's prime minister halted work at a $10.6 billion steel plant on concern over its environmental impact, in an effort to prevent another "Formosa incident", local media reported, citing a government statement.

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Formosa Vietnam evaluated for furnace launch, one year after fish deaths

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s environment watchdog is inspecting a steel mill developed by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group to decide whether or not it can put a blast furnace into use, one year after the facility’s wastewater caused mass fish deaths the along country’s central coast.

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China says pollution inspectors find firms falsifying data

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

China's air quality inspectors found problems at more than 3,000 companies in the first three months of this year, of which a large proportion were found to be falsifying data, the environment ministry said on Friday.

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Golf course developer ignores order to stop construction in northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

The construction of a golf course in the northern Vietnamese city of Ha Long is still underway despite a cessation order from local authorities.

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Vietnam names and shames 11 officials over Formosa environmental disaster

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of Taiwan conglomerate Formosa Plastics.

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Four Vietnam environment officials punished over Formosa scandal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Four officials of Vietnam’s General Department of Environment have been sanctioned for their responsibility in the mass fish deaths caused by a local unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group last year.

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Natural resources serve for socio-economic development

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Báo điện tử CP English 7 month(s) ago 3 related news

VGP – The natural resources and environment ministry was determined to utilizing and developing natural resources for socio-economic development; protecting the environment in favor of sustainable growth.

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Fish death disaster excluded from Vietnam’s 2016 remarkable environ events

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has raised questions among the local community and media for its exclusion of the mass fish deaths, a scandal of unprecedented magnitude striking the central region early 2016, from the year-end list of ten outstanding events.

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Hydropower plant fined for violations in water resource management

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Báo Đầu Tư English 8 month(s) ago

Environment Ministry inspectors fined Ho Ho Hydropower plant in central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh for violations in water resource management, a ministry official confirmed yesterday at a press conference.

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China says 173 steel firms violate environmental rules

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Báo Dân Trí English 10 month(s) ago

As many as 173 Chinese steel enterprises were found to have violated the country's environmental rules during recent nationwide investigations into the industry, the environment ministry said on Monday.

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Concerns over huge new coastal steel project

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago

A steel project in south-central province of Ninh Thuan is facing public scepticism due to the recent mass fish deaths caused by Formosa’s pollution incident.

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4 months after mass fish deaths, fishermen in central Vietnam remain jobless

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

4 months after mass fish deaths, fishermen in central Vietnam remain jobless

Hundreds of fishing boats have stayed ashore at a fishing village in Ha Tinh Province since April when tons of dead fish washed ashore local coast and created a seafood scare across the country. The steel plant of Taiwan’s Formosa around two kilometers away, which is held responsible for the disaster, has yet maintained its daily operation, with the red and white chimney pictured.

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Formosa pays $500 mil compensation for marine disaster in central Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Formosa pays $500 mil compensation for marine disaster in central Vietnam

Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics, which caused deadly marine pollution in the central region by discharging untreated effluents, has paid up the US$500 million compensation it promised to, officials said.

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Formosa to finish fixing all environment-related flaws by mid-2018

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago 1 related news

Formosa to finish fixing all environment-related flaws by mid-2018

Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd, which was blamed for mass fish deaths along the central coast earlier this year, expects to fix all of its environmental protection problems by mid-2018.

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Vietnam’s central waters safe for swimming, farming after mass fish deaths: ministry

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Vietnam’s central waters safe for swimming, farming after mass fish deaths: ministry

Seawater along the Vietnam’s central provinces is now safe for swimming and fish farming operations, four months after the region was hit by mass fish deaths, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment confirmed Monday.

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