Vietnam Environment Authorities Investigate Latest Fish Deaths

20 Sep 2016 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 province’s Nghi Son Island Commune.Nearly 50 tons of farmed fish and 300 kilograms of wild fish were found dead last week.Toxic waste was suspected to be the cause of the deaths, but the Thanh Hoa Natural Resources and Environment Department said algal blooms, which caused a “red tide” off the coast of the province, were to blame.Experts and scientists should take water samples for testing, and local officials should look into reports that sludge from coastal dredging projects in Nghi Son Port had been dumped into the ocean, the environment minister said...

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