Vietnam to mine 8 million tonnes of apatite next year

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VietnamPlus English 8 hour(s) ago

Vietnam aims to extract nearly 8 million tonnes of apatite ore by 2015 and 11 million tonnes by 2020, ensuring a steady supply for the chemical industry, especially fertiliser production.

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Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

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VietnamNet English 12 hour(s) ago

Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Van Dat and his family had recently moved into a new condo in Trung Hoa, Cau Giay District in Ha Noi when they started to experience breathing difficulties and headaches.

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Fertiliser manufacturers face increased scrutiny

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VietNam News English 15 hour(s) ago

Fertiliser manufacturers must meet 14 criteria in order to get permission to operate, said Nguyen Van Thanh, director of the Department of Chemicals under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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$250 mn needed for dioxin clearance at southern Vietnam airport

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$250 mn needed for dioxin clearance at southern Vietnam airport

The clearance of dioxin, a toxic chemical that can cause cancer, at the Bien Hoa airport in the southern province of Dong Nai costs at least $250 million, a report says.

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Vietnam eliminates use of ozone-depleting chemicals

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Vietnam will completely abolish the use of more than 500 tonnes of HCFC-141b, a chemical that damages the ozone layer, in the production of thermal insulation foam by the end of 2014, an official has said.

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Vietnam eliminates use of ozone-depleting chemicals

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Vietnam will completely abolish the use of more than 500 tonnes of HCFC-141b, a chemical that damages the ozone layer, in the production of thermal insulation foam by the end of 2014, an official has said.

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Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

Nguyen Van Dat and his family had recently moved into a new condo in Trung Hoa, Cau Giay District in Ha Noi when they started to experience breathing difficulties and headaches.

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Market management, police seize 274 tons of unclear origins chemicals

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SaiGon GP English 6 day(s) ago

Market management board in Ho Chi Minh City said on October 16 that it seized 274 tons of imported chemicals without clear indication of origin in a warehouse in Thu Duc District.

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Soil pollution in Vietnam at severe but unmeasured level

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Soil pollution in Vietnam at severe but unmeasured level

Despite warnings about the severe level of soil contamination in Vietnam, no proper steps have been taken to determine how bad the situation is and detoxify the land, especially farming and industrial land.

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Paper firm fined for dumping toxic waste

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh is fining a paper production company over VND235 million (US$11,100) for discharging untreated waste into the environment.

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Contaminated soil a major, but ignored, problem in Vietnam

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Contaminated soil a major, but ignored, problem in Vietnam

Soil contamination, which is almost undetectable without special equipment, is believed to be a leading cause behind many health problems in Vietnam, including cancer, headaches, inflammation, and coughing.

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Invention of blue LEDs wins physics Nobel

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Invention of blue LEDs wins physics Nobel

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Ho Chi Minh City tap water tainted with antibiotics, toxins

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Ho Chi Minh City tap water tainted with antibiotics, toxins

Independent studies have detected antibiotics and hormone-disrupting substances in Ho Chi Minh City's tap water due to the lacks of a system to monitor or decontaminate it, Saigon Tiep Thi Online reported.

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Swiss-invested cement factory to take toxic Ha Long oil

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Swiss-invested cement factory to take toxic Ha Long oil

Authorities in the northern province of Quang Ninh will remove 7,000 liters of toxic oil from the edge of the world-renowned Ha Long Bay this month and dispose of them at the Swiss-invested Holcim cement factory in the Mekong Delta.

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Vietnam woman taps medicinal herbs to make healthful joss sticks

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Vietnam woman taps medicinal herbs to make healthful joss sticks

A woman in Ho Chi Minh City has made the most of medicinal herbs in her hometown to produce non-chemical, healthy incense in the past three years.

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