Police in the southern Tay Ninh Province caught a Chinese company in the act of discharging untreated wastewater into a local river yesterday.
Puo Hung Viet Nam Co. Ltd, located in Cha La Industrial Zone in Duong Minh Chau District, produces footwear and offers printing services.
The company was found to be discharging more than 1,000cu.m of untreated wastewater and sewage originating from printing activities daily into the Ben Dinh River that flows into the Vam Co Dong River.
Its water pipes were directly connected with the industrial zone’s rainwater drainage systems, and the contamination had turned the water dark and foul-smelling, a representative of the authorities said.
The case is under further investigation.