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|Discharged wastewater has turned the water a deep blue colour in the area around AOCC Vietnam's factory|
According to the opinions of residents living around the factory located in the northern province of Hung Yen’s Yen My district, the water in the canals has turned a deep blue colour. They are afraid that the discharged wastewater will kill all flora and fauna living in the neighbouring area. An even greater concern is for the health of residents who rely on the polluted ground water for their daily living.
According to the observations of the reporters of Moi Truong and Do Thi Vietnam, it is difficult to find the wastewater pipeline because its outlet was carefully camouflaged and the deep blue water is covered by thick duckweed.
It is not the first time that the company was found to discharge untreated wastewater into the river. Notably, in 2016, the authorities of Hung Yen province issued a fine of VND50 million ($2,193) for the firm for discharging wastewater.
Besides, in 2017, the firm suffered a fine of VND100 million ($4,386) due to relapsing into its violations. The authorities asked the firm to resolve the issues.
Established in 2007 with the investment capital of $37 million, AOCC Vietnam specialises in garments for export.