Wastewater kills fish in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam

Viet Nam News
24 September 2015

Ba Ria-Vung Tau – The Environmental Police Department in this southern province has decided to fine eight fisheries processing plants for polluting local rivers. These plants have discharged wastewater every day into Cha Va River in Tan Thanh District’s Tan Hai Commune. The wastewater pollution is one of the causes behind the mass deaths of fish in local fish breeding farms, police said.

Earlier this month, farmers had carried hundreds of dead fish to the local People’s Committee’s chairman, who is handling the case. The farmers’ losses were expected to reach VND5 billion (US$227,000), according to statistics released by the department.

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