Broken wastewater tank affects Dak Nong farmers
Wastewater from a granite and basalt stone processing plant in Dak Nong Province has affected many households in Dak R’Lap District in recent days.
|Wastewater from a granite and basalt stone processing plant in Dak Nong Province affects production of many household in Dak R’Lap District recent days. — VNA/VNA Photo Hung Thinh|
Wastewater from a plant of Phu Tai Joint Stock Company in Dak Wer Commune has spilled into a dozen local families' ponds, lakes and fields as the wall of the plant’s wastewater tank was damaged by heavy rain.
Tran Van Pham, a local farmer, said the incident occurred last Friday with hundreds of cubic metres of white water spilling into his pond, garden and households nearby.
“About 4,000sq.m of my garden and pond is covered by white water, killing fish,” Pham said.
Nguyen Thanh, a resident, said his family was also affected by the wastewater.
The plant needs to compensate affected households and prevent future incidents, he said.
This incident has happened before, local residents claimed.
After the incident last Friday, the plant repaired the wall but it failed to fix the problem.
Nguyen Van Hiep, a senior employee of the plant, said the plant was trying to deal with the problem and compensate affected households.
The People's Committee of Dak Wer Commune has also received reports on issues related to wastewater and noise from the plant.