TOUCHING A NERVE:A Formosa official’s comment that Vietnamese had to choose between fishing and shrimping, and building a modern steel industry, sparked outrage
Date: May 02, 2016
By: Reuters, HANOI
Hundreds of people yesterday demonstrated in Vietnam against a Taiwanese firm they accuse
of causing mass fish deaths along the nation’s central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster.
Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a US$10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics (台塑), public anger against the company has not abated.
Hundreds gathered in Hanoi, holding banners that read: “Formosa destroying the environment is a crime” and “Who poisoned the central region’s waters?” [FULL STORY]