Thai Nguyen has decided to impose a fine of VND565 million on violations of the environmental protection law, following a series of VietNamNet’s reports last March.
The expansion of the Thai Nguyen steel project has yet to be completed after 14 years. Several former managers of the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (Tisco) have been sent to prison for wrongdoings related to the project.
A report found that Vinh Phuc province discharges over 800 tons of waste every day, of which 180 tons are from urban areas and 700 tons from rural areas.
Nine days after VietNamNet published an article about the existence of an outdoor furnace dust mountain at Tisco, the waste owner is now hurrying to build a dumping ground.
Deputy director of the Thai Nguyen Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Nguyen The Giang said the department was not informed about the amount of furnace dust left at Tisco.
After VietNamNet reported about thousands of tons of furnace dust discharged from the steel refining process of Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (Tisco) in Thai Nguyen City, the owner of the waste took action.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has taken legal action against 14 persons involved in legal violations in Phase 2 of the production expansion project at the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Joint Stock Corporation (TISCO).
The fate of Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel plant – phase 2 remains uncertain and it is unable to restart while its debts are only swelling.
Former Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai was found to have committed violations and shortcomings in his instructions to a long-suspended, loss-making megaproject managed by State-run Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel Corporation.