Disasters

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  • 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
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 27 Sep 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) on September 26th once again urged residents of the island to start storing water as a precautionary measure in case the approaching Typhoon Megi causes water supply disruptions due to power outages or
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XIAMEN, China At least 28 people were killed last week when Typhoon Meranti made landfall in southeastern China. Heavy rains brought by the storm hit Fujian and Zhejiang provinces hard; the city of Xiamen, in Fujian province, was left without tap water
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 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
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group this week completed its $500 million USD compensation payment to the Vietnamese government for a water pollution incident that killed 70 tons of wild and farm-raised fish off Vietnam’s central coast last
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Luong Duy Hanh, head of Vietnam’s Environmental Protection and Control Department, has spoken about possible criminal offenses at Hung Hiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Limited Company in relation to mass fish deaths earlier this year.
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that he hopes typhoons will not make landfall for
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUZHOU, China Some 20,000 households in Taiwan were left without power and 8,000 were left without running water over the weekend after Typhoon Nepartak hit the island on July 8th. Three people were killed, hundreds more injured, and some 15,000 forced
  • 9 May 2016- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam In the wake of two incidents involving mass fish deaths in the past month, Vietnam’s Environment Ministry is urging all cities and provinces in coastal areas or near rivers to review how wastewater is disposed of. Minister Tran Hong Ha has
  • 29 Apr 2016- 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government has ordered Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company to dig up a wastewater pipeline that came under scrutiny during an investigation into mass fish deaths in the country’s Ha Tinh province.

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