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Ship repair firm fined for environmental violations

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Long Sơn Co., Ltd, located in Tam Điệp City’s Yên Khánh District, the northern province of Ninh Bình, will be fined VNĐ524 million (US$22,400) for violations relating to environmental protection, according to the provincial People's Committee.

Road to Long Sơn Co., Ltd in Khánh Phú Commune, Yên Khánh District is polluted with coal dust. — Photo dantri.com.vn

 

Previously, the company, specialising in repairing ships with capacities of 1,000 DWT and above, was inspected by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The department detected four violations by the company, including a lack of environmental impact assessment report, improper implementation of the environmental protection scheme, discharge of wastewater beyond technical standards, and failing to report on results of exploitation and water resource use.

The provincial authorities suspended the operations of the company for 12 months.

The company was required to complete the legal procedures for the environmental protection scheme soon.

When the environment scheme is approved by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the company must fully comply with the commitments, including waste water treatment according to the permitted technical standards.

 

Source: VNS

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