$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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Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

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VietNam News English 3 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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Holcim treats 7,000 liters of toxic oil stored near Ha Long

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago

Holcim treats 7,000 liters of toxic oil stored near Ha Long

VietNamNet Bridge – Holcim Vietnam, a Swiss cement manufacturer, will treat 7,000 liters of oil containing PCBs taken from the Cai Lan Port in Ha Long City to the company’s plant in Kien Giang province.

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Paper firm fined for dumping toxic waste

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VietNam News English 7 day(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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Scientists concerned about toxicity of “red mud” at bauxite plant

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Scientists concerned about toxicity of “red mud” at bauxite plant

VietNamnet Bridge – While scientists have expressed concerns about the Tan Rai bauxite plant in Lam Dong province, the investor has said that the red mud discharged from the mining area is not toxic sludge but just red-colored mud and water.

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Waste storage dam breaks, releasing 20,000 m3 of water

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Waste storage dam breaks, releasing 20,000 m3 of water

The embankment of a dam used to store leftovers from Tan Rai bauxite ore mining plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong broke on Wednesday, discharging a huge amount of non-toxic water, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment reported.

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Maintenance centre for transport system in mines opens in Quang Ninh

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Vinacomin Motor Industry Joint Stock Company (VMIC), a subsidiary of the Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), officially opened a centre for producing and maintaining monorail conveyor systems in mines on October 7.

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Swiss-invested cement factory to take toxic Ha Long oil

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

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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At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off

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At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off

At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday because of fears of rising levels of toxic gases.

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Toxic gas halts volcano search

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Search teams are forced to abandon efforts to find more victims of the Japan volcano eruption as toxic gas levels at the summit rise.

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Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam says popular smuggled cigarettes are toxic

Jet and Hero products, which account for over 90 percent of contraband cigarettes in Vietnam, contain excess levels of toxic chemicals, according to tests conducted by the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation.

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Factory workers suffocate to death

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Three workers were found dead in the wastewater treatment reservoir of a rubber latex factory in southern Tay Ninh Province.

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VAVA calls for better care for AO victims

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) has called for better care for people affected by the toxic chemical sprayed by the US troops during the war.

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Vietnam orders recall of stroke pills after discovery of toxins

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Vietnam orders recall of stroke pills after discovery of toxins

Vietnamese health authorities on Wednesday ordered a recall of a batch of dietary supplements used alongside drugs to treat cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) imported from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after they found toxic substances in their ingredients.

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Toxic oil to be moved from Ha Long Bay for disposal

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Toxic oil to be moved from Ha Long Bay for disposal

After spending seven years on the edge of Ha Long Bay, 7,000 liters of toxic oil will be moved inland as officials in Quang Ninh Province prepare for its disposal.

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