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Oil Dumping Contaminates Hanoi Tapwater

HANOI

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 last Thursday is a significant amount used oil dumped into an upstream section of the Da River, the biggest branch of the Red River, which flows from Yunnan in Southwest China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam.

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