Hazardous waste dumping in Vietnam

in Environmental Threats

60 percent of hazardous waste generated in Vietnam is properly treated and disposed. The remaining 40 percent is either illegally dumped, buried or reused, according to the head of the Environmental Crime office.

In 2010, 322 cases of hazardous waste violations were investigated with $476,000 (10 Billion Vietnamese Dongs) collected in fines.

Source: “Puny fines fail to deter environmental crimes,” Viet Nam News, August 3, 2011.

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