Formosa Plastics clears Vietnam inspection

The China Post
Date: April 5, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Nearly a year after Formosa Plastics Group was found severely polluting the waters along a 200-kilometer coastal stretch in central Vietnam, the Vietnamese government is reportedly considering letting the Taiwanese plastics company resume operations in the country.

According to Vietnamese media, representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ha Tinh Province, and the country’s science community formed a working committee several days ago to determine whether Formosa Plastics Group had made the necessary changes to its Ha Tinh factory in compliance with the country’s orders.

According to the latest statement from the ministry, Formosa Plastics Group has complied with the Vietnam government’s demands and the central coastline’s ecosystem has returned to its former state.

“Formosa Plastics has installed an automatic warning system to control air pollution on its boiler. The waste gas figures on its waste chimney will also be recorded. At the moment, these figures completely comply with the Ministry of Resources and Environment’s standards,” Hoang Duong Tung, deputy director general of the Vietnam Environment Administration, was quoted in local press as saying.    [FULL  STORY]

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