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$16,446 fine imposed on discharging waste into environment

An enterprise and a driver received an administrative fine of over VND383 million for discharging dangerous waste into environment in the central city of Da Nang.

$16,446 fine imposed on discharging waste into environment

Deputy Chairman of Da Nang People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan has signed the decision of the fine of VND260 million on Vinh Nghiep Paper Company because the company has transferred the dangerous waste to organization and individual which are not licensed to treat waste.
The People’s Committee has alleviated the fine because the company has hired the Urban Environment Sanitation Company to handle the waste afterwards.
However, the company must adopt measures to repair the environment pollution within 30 days after receiving the decision and pay all charges.
Moreover, driver Quach Van Sang in Hoa Khanh Nam Ward was fined VND100 million ($ 4,292) because he threw away dangerous waste into environment.
Besides, the driver paid additional sum of VND22,9 million so that his vehicle would not be seized.
Before, the driver was caught red-handed throwing dangerous waste of the company into the city’s drainage.

By NGUYEN KHOI - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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