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  • 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.
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAM KY, Vietnam Vietnam’s Environment Administration this week fined the Chu Lai Soda Plant in Quang Nam province nearly $33,000 for wastewater discharges in the wake of the country’s latest mass fish death. Last week, residents of the province’s
  • 25 Jul 2016- 10:07 by Local Press Report HANOI VietNamNet Bridge The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is expected to continue the shift of investment flows into industries of high pollution risk in Vietnam like textile-dying, paper, iron and steel. Economic and environment specialists say that
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province is demanding $180 million USD in compensation from a Taiwanese-owned steel company for environmental damage due to industrial pollution. Last April, 100 tons of wild and farmed fish were found dead
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government on June 30th finally issued the result of its investigation into the cause of the deaths of 100 tons of wild and farmed fish off the country’s coast back in April, blaming wastewater discharges by Formosa Ha Tinh
  • 28 Jun 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is carrying out comprehensive checks of a paper mill in southern Vietnam due to concerns over potential pollution of the Hau River. Officials from the ministry, the Vietnam
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHAN THIẾT, Vietnam A food processing facility in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan is being blamed for the deaths of nearly 4,000 farm-raised fish this week, after it was found releasing wastewater into the ocean without a permit. The fish deaths were first
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam’s major cities and coastal communities on a regular basis over the past six weeks to demand more government action to curb environmental threats, as well greater transparency, in the wake of
  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The government of Vietnam’s Ha Tinh Province plans to quickly build a monitoring station to check wastewater discharges from the Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company plant, which has been implicated in the massive
  • 11 May 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VUNG TAU CITY, Vietnam Thirty-three households in Vietnam’s southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province have filed a lawsuit against 14 local businesses whose wastewater discharges they blame for the mass deaths of farm-raised fish in the Cha Va River last
  • 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
  • 5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vietnam has faced.” Additionally, Phuc wanted
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Administrative Court in late December dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2012 by Chiang Rai villagers who alleged that government agencies had acted illegally in signing an agreement to purchase power from Laos’ contentious
  • 10 Dec 2015- 09:05 by Local Press Report HANOI Viet Nam News On Wednesday, experts called on State agencies and scientists for a specific law in the country's legislative work program to control water pollution. Draft proposals of the law on water pollution control are scheduled to be
  • 14 Sep 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodian legislators will urge the government to take steps to prevent neighboring Laos from proceeding with its controversial Don Sahong Dam, located on the Mekong River near the border between the two countries. Pol Ham, chairman