A new source of biofuel - leather sludge

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

Scientists in the Czech Republic are using a toxic sludge leftover from the production of leather to produce biofuel, providing a cheaper and greener material for the fuel.

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree -- a symbol of prosperity -- but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

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Toxic 'Tet' kumquats highlight Vietnam's pesticide problem

At Lunar New Year, most Vietnamese families buy a kumquat tree -- a symbol of prosperity -- but where once its fruits were candied and enjoyed as a delicacy, now they are left uneaten as food safety scandals batter consumer confidence in local produce.

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Vietnam joins POP observation project

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

The Prime Minister has approved participation in the regional project on observing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Asia funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through the non-refundable aid of the Global Environment Fund (GEP).

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Hao Duong delays paying environmental pollution fines

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Hao Duong delays paying environmental pollution fines

Hao Duong Leather Tanning Company on January 12 asked the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee for an extension in the payment of VND6.3 billion ($296.000) in environmental pollution fines, according to Lao Dong newswire.

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Astronauts take shelter after alarm at space station

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Astronauts take shelter after alarm at space station

Astronauts at the International Space Station rushed to take shelter early Wednesday after an alarm rang indicating a possible ammonia leak, but that may have been a false alarm, the US space agency said.

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Soc Trang enhances efforts to ease difficulties of Agent Orange victims

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in southern Soc Trang province has conducted a range of activities in support of local AO victims since it was established five years ago.

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Brazilian parliamentarians support AO victims

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

A visiting delegation from the Brazil-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group visited the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) on November 25 during which they expressed their sympathy and support for Vietnamese AO victims.

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Brazilian parliamentarians support AO victims

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Brazilian parliamentarians support AO victims

A visiting delegation from the Brazil-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group visited the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) on November 25 during which they expressed their sympathy and support for Vietnamese AO victims.

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Toxic oil made safe at waste treatment facility

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Toxic oil made safe at waste treatment facility

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 7,000 litres of toxic oil that have been stored in a warehouse near Ha Long Bay since 2007 have been successfully treated, according to the Viet Nam Environment Administration.

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Toxic oil made safe at waste treatment facility

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Nearly 7,000 litres of toxic oil that have been stored in a warehouse near Ha Long Bay since 2007 have been successfully treated, according to the Viet Nam Environment Administration.

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Vietnam tannery gets record fine for toxic dumping

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Vietnam tannery gets record fine for toxic dumping

The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration on Tuesday slapped a tannery with the heaviest punishment ever imposed on a polluter in the country – VND6.39 billion (US$300,330).

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Insiders give evidence to prove Vietnam tea is dioxin-free

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Insiders give evidence to prove Vietnam tea is dioxin-free

Industry insiders have dismissed the allegation that tea grown in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is tainted with dioxin, citing ample evidence against the groundless rumor that began in Taiwan.

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Ho Chi Minh City to fine leather firm $300,000 for toxic dumping

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Ho Chi Minh City to fine leather firm $300,000 for toxic dumping

Ho Chi Minh City's environmental enforcement division called for a VND6.4 billion (US$300,800) to be levied against a local leather producer, the heaviest penalty ever considered for a polluting business in the city.

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China criminal gang floods market with 100 metric tons of toxic tofu

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China criminal gang floods market with 100 metric tons of toxic tofu

A criminal gang in eastern China has sold almost 100 metric tons (110.23 tons) of toxic tofu onto the local market, the latest in a string of scares that have thrown light on shady practices in the country's food industry.

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