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  • 17 Oct 2019- 07:49 by Local Press Report HANOI Vn Express International Days after many Hanoians had their tap water turn smelly, the culprit’s been identified- used oil dumped into a water source. The reason for a burned and pungent smell detected in the tap water in different parts of Hanoi since
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico A sweeping new U.S. government report concludes that humans have pushed global temperatures to the highest level seen by modern civilization, defying the Trump administration’s pronouncements that climate change is a hoax or based on
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Wastewater discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company now meet environmental standards, the Vietnamese environment ministry said last week. The ministry built two automatic monitoring stations near facility, which have
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese authorities have distributed compensation to fishermen in the country’s Thua Thien-Hue and Ha Tinh provinces who were affected by last April’s fish death incident. The massive fish deaths were blamed on wastewater discharges
  • 1 Nov 2016- 07:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company has fixed 45 of the 53 problems at its facility in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, but concerns remain about its coke-quenching technology and the undersea wastewater discharge system. The
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s Government Office Chairman Mai Tien Dung spoke at a press conference in Hanoi this week about the latest wave of fish deaths to hit the country. Dung described the latest incident at Hanoi’s Ho Tay Lake as “an unprecedented
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The steel unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), which is being sued by over 200 Vietnamese fishermen for compensation over this year’s pollution, has said this week that the case will be handled by the Vietnamese government.
  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has ordered the Environment General Department and local People’s Committee in Thanh Hoa province to investigate the cause of five major fish death incidents in the
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Domestic Vietnamese Hoa Sen Group reportedly plans to invest $10 billion USD on a massive steel project in the central province of Ninh Thuan. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has indicated that although an official license
  • 12 Sep 2016- 07:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The government of Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province has fined Taiwanese screw manufacturer Header Plan Co. over $9,000 USD for illegally discharging wastewater into a canal that flows into the Dong Nai River. The Dong Nai Department of Natural
  • 9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Secondary, primary and kindergarten children returned to school in Vietnam on 25th August, but nearly a thousand students in Ha Tinh province are yet to attend classes. Parents of students have said that they will permit their children to

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