Fish death case on Ma river: Detecting 2 enterprises discharging wastewater into the river


Authorities in Ba Thuoc district (Thanh Hoa) discovered Tan Thai Thanh Co., Ltd. in Design commune buried underground pipes to discharge untreated wastewater into the Ma River – Photo: HA DONG

On April 12, the interdisciplinary delegation of Ba Thuoc District People’s Committee included the Division of Natural Resources and Environment, the District Police, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the local government, led by the Chairman of the District People’s Committee. Inspect all forest product processing enterprises located along Ma River in the district.

The mission examined wastewater treatment processes, wastewater operation systems of forest product processing enterprises. The inspection results of the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district show that Phu Thanh Forest Products Processing Joint Stock Company in Design Commune (Ba Thuoc) and Tan Thai Thanh Company Limited – is a votive paper production facility – discharges directly. Untreated water into Ma river in Thiet Ke commune.

“At the scene, the district authorities used excavators and manpower to dig the suspected area of ​​Phu Thanh Forest Product Processing Joint Stock Company and Tan Thai Thanh Co., Ltd. put underground pipes to discharge wastewater. Untreated into the Ma River.

At the end of the afternoon of April 12, the district mission discovered that these two enterprises were discharging untreated wastewater into the Ma River. Representatives of 2 businesses have admitted the act of discharging wastewater into the Ma River ”- Mr. Vo Minh Khoa, chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district, added.

Dead fish case on Ma river: Detecting 2 enterprises discharging wastewater into the river - Photo 2.

Authorities in Ba Thuoc district (Thanh Hoa) inspect the wastewater system of Quyet Duy Tuan Production and Trade Co., Ltd. in Design Commune – Photo: HA DONG

After detecting that 2 enterprises were discharging wastewater into the Ma River, the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district took a sample of wastewater to test for toxins and banned substances to be discharged into the environment, thereby serving as a basis for handling violations. the law of the business; request enterprises to compensate fish farmers for damage in accordance with the law.

Currently, Ba Thuoc district authorities are continuing to inspect 3 forest product processing establishments in the district to find the cause of dead fish on the Ma River.

As Youth Online It was reported that from March 15 until now, in Ba Thuoc district, there are 159 households raising fish cages with 214 cages on the Ma river appearing massively dead fish. As of April 12, in this district, more than 12 tons of fish in cages and nearly 400 kg of wild aquatic products on Ma River died of unknown causes.

A year ago, early April 2020, Youth Online There was also a report on the mass death of fish in the Ma River.

On 3-4-2020, after inspecting forest product processing facilities in Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa Department of Natural Resources and Environment discovered that Tan Thai Thanh Co., Ltd. is a votive paper production facility. have acts of directly discharging seo paper water into Ma river in Thiet Ke commune (Ba Thuoc).

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