Ministry claims Vietnam's central coastal waters are “safe”

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Ministry claims Vietnam's central coastal waters are “safe”

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment yesterday claimed the waters off four central coastal provinces was now safe, following the mass fish deaths last week.

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Da Nang leaders swim at beach to dispel toxic seawater fear

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Da Nang leaders swim at beach to dispel toxic seawater fear

Several leaders in Da Nang have publicized photos showing them swim at local beach, in a bid to reassure the public and tourists that it remains safe to swim in the central city, amid fear and rumor that the ocean is now toxic.

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In central Vietnam, people rush to stockpile salt over toxic seawater fear

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In central Vietnam, people rush to stockpile salt over toxic seawater fear

With toxic seawater believed to be the cause of the mysterious mass fish deaths in central Vietnam, locals in Thua Thien-Hue Province are hurriedly stockpiling any salt they can get their hands on.

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Vietnam holds ten-minute meeting on mass fish deaths; no cause confirmed

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Vietnam holds ten-minute meeting on mass fish deaths; no cause confirmed

A long-awaited media meeting hoped to reveal the cause of the fish deaths in several central Vietnamese provinces on Wednesday eventually angered the public as it lasted only ten minutes and no satisfying answers were released.

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Ministry alleges Formosa not responsible for mass fish deaths

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Ministry alleges Formosa not responsible for mass fish deaths

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment claims that there was insufficient evidence that Formosa and other plants in the Vung Ang Economic Zones in Ha Tinh Province were responsible for the mass fish deaths along the central coast.

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Cause of mass fish deaths to be announced this afternoon

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Cause of mass fish deaths to be announced this afternoon

The results of tests to determine the cause of mass fish deaths linked to discharges from the Formosa cement plant in Ha Tinh since early April will be announced this afternoon, April 27, at a conference held in Hanoi. The meeting will see the attendance of representatives from the heavily affected central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

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Dead fish sought after following mass fish death recurs in central Vietnam

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Dead fish sought after following mass fish death recurs in central Vietnam

With a number of dead fish washed ashore on several beaches in the north-central province of Quang Binh over the weekend, local residents have been rushing to collect them to sell to traders, even not knowing what the buyers would do with the dead animals.

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Vietnam to seek foreign help to crack mass fish death mystery

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Vietnam to seek foreign help to crack mass fish death mystery

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has instructed relevant authorities to cooperate with international organizations to identify the cause of mass fish deaths along the central coast in the last two weeks.

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Japan highway tunnel pile-up kills two, sends dozens to hospital

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Japan highway tunnel pile-up kills two, sends dozens to hospital

A fiery pile-up inside a Japanese highway tunnel on Thursday (Mar 17) killed at least two people and left 70 needing treatment as dozens fled toxic smoke from burning vehicles, police and media said.

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Toxic food residue persists as weak laws regulate chemical manufacturers

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Toxic food residue persists as weak laws regulate chemical manufacturers

VietNamNet Bridge - “The Food Safety Law, containing overlapping provisions and legal loopholes, tends to protect the benefit of chemicals manufacturers,” said Dr Tran Tuan, director of the Research and Training Center for Community Development (RTCCD).

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Indonesia: hundreds evacuated as Mt. Egon volcano erupts

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More than 1,200 people were evacuated from their homes on January 19 as Mt. Egon volcano, in the eastern Flores island of Indonesia, spewed ashes and toxic gas into the air.

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Chinese toxic sticker sets sold near schools

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Chinese toxic sticker sets sold near schools

VietNamNet Bridge – Chinese stickers containing phthalates – a group of toxic chemicals believed to be harmful to human health – are still being sold by street vendors and toy stores near primary schools in Ha Noi despite warnings from local agencies.

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Singapore: Sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam are safe

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Singapore: Sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam are safe

Japanese sweet potatoes grown in Vietnam that turn green after boiled are safe to eat, the Agri-Food & Veterunary Authority of Singapore (AVA) clarified on January 12 in response to a widely circulated message that said the root vegetables are toxic.

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Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

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Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

While Taiwanese media have recently reported that several disposable chopsticks imported from Vietnam have been found containing toxic chemicals, Vietnamese makers of the common utensils assert that they have never used any toxins in production.

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Localities active in caring for AO/dioxin victims

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Localities active in caring for AO/dioxin victims

Localities throughout the country have held a wide range of activities to support Agent Orange/dioxin victims, many of whom live in poverty and suffer from serious diseases as consequences of exposure to the toxic chemical.

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