By: Wei Shu, Tang Pei-chun and S.C. Chang
Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Formosa Plastics Group issued an apology Thursday and promised to compensate victims after its steel mill in Vietnam was found to have polluted coastal waters causing a massive die-off of fish and affecting the livelihood of fishermen.
“We respect the investigation (by Vietnamese authorities),” said Formosa Plastics Group in a statement after Vietnam released a report that blamed its Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company complex in central Vietnam for polluting the coastal waters of four provinces.
“We offer our deep and sincere apology to the government and people of Vietnam for causing this environmental incident that has affected fishermen’s livelihood,” said the statement. [FULL STORY]