Toxic oil made safe at waste treatment facility

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VietNam News English 2 day(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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Time to quit the Cubans? Cigars may be as bad as cigarettes

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Time to quit the Cubans? Cigars may be as bad as cigarettes

Cigars may be as bad for your health as cigarettes, particularly among experienced smokers who deeply inhale the toxic substances they contain.

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Napkin recycling trade does Bac Ninh Province dirty

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Napkin recycling trade does Bac Ninh Province dirty

Tran Thi Loan, 42, a local scrap dealer in the northern province of Bac Ninh, buys soiled napkins that have been discarded by restaurant patrons.

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Vietnam, RoK boost environmental partnership

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Vietnam, RoK boost environmental partnership

The 11th conference of the environment ministers of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea took place in Ho Chi Minh City on October 27, focusing on the progress of cooperative projects in the field.

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Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

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VietnamNet English 1 month(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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Management of fruit imports in a muddle

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Management of fruit imports in a muddle

VietNamNet Bridge – While Chinese fruit can easily pass through border gates’ quarantine checkpoints, European farm imports face stricter requirements.

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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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Even indoors isn't safe from harmful air pollution

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VietNam News English 1 month(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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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 1 month(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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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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