Massive New Vietnam Steel Plant Despite 2016 Toxic Spill

15 Sep 2016 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 has not yet been granted, the proposed new plant has government backing.The development has attracted criticism from civil society groups as it comes close on the heels of this year’s disastrous industrial pollution event, caused by a steel mill operation. The Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company, which is owned by Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics, accepted responsibility for the April 2016 toxic spill which caused this year’s catastrophic fish deaths, which are considered Vietnam’s worst environmental disaster...

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