Bac Ninh industrial cluster suspended for environmental concerns
  • | dtinews.vn, VietnamNet | November 25, 2023 12:04 PM
An industrial cluster in the northern province of Bac Ninh’s Yen Phong District has been suspended for causing pollution.

The industrial cluster covers a site of 26.54 hectares in Man Xa handicraft village in Van Mon Commune and is invested by Hanaka Group Joint Stock Company. Around 90 percent of the cluster’s infrastructure has been completed.


The severe pollution in Man Xa handicraft village.

According to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s environmental monitoring, aluminum recycling activities are the major cause of the severe pollution in Van Mon.

The analysed parameters, including noise, particulate matter, SO2 and NO2, exceed the permissible standards by 1.2 to 2.8 times.

The untreated wastewater from the industrial cluster is discharged into the environment directly. Meanwhile, around 35 tonnes of solid waste from the industrial cluster are illegally dumped into the environment, mostly coal ash and aluminum dross.

According to Pham Duc Dinh, deputy head of Yen Phong District’s Environmental Natural Resources and Environment Board, the district has set up a taskforce to specialise in supervising the industrial cluster’s operations. Early next month, the agency will announce businesses which fail to ensure environmental protection regulations.

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