Environment » Environmental Resources

November 22, 2019, 7:47 pm

Binh Thuan tries to tackle power plant pollution

(15:19:03 PM 17/07/2015)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The Binh Thuan Province administration has instructed officials to resolve the environmental issues plaguing the Vinh Tan No 2 thermal power plant following local protests against its discharge of untreated waste.

 

 Binh Thuan tries to tackle power plant pollution

Smoke and dust billow out of the Vinh Tan No 2 thermal power plant, caused severe pollution in Binh Thuan City. The provincial administration has instructed officials to resolve the environmental issues plaguing the plant. — VNA/VNS Photo Chau An

 

On Tuesday, People's Committee Chairman Le Tien Phuong wrote to provincial agencies and the Electric Power Generation Corp No 3, telling the latter to urge the plant to thoroughly address the pollution caused by smoke and dust over the past several weeks.

 

The measures include temporary suspension of production at its turbine No 2.

 

The People's Committee ordered the province's Department of Mineral Resources and Environment to co-operate with Tuy Phong District authorities and other related agencies to regularly inspect, monitor, and assess the pollution caused by the turbine and penalise violations of environmental regulations.

 

It ordered police and district authorities to ensure safety and prevent protests like the one organised by local residents against the pollution on May 14 and 15.

 

Thousands of people had blockaded National Highway No 1A for many hours, stopping traffic, to complain about coal dust and cinder blown from the power complex, especially from the newly built Vinh Tan No 2.

 

Vehicles backed up for dozens of kilometres on the arterial north-south highway.

 

"Pollution due to cinder and coal dust from the Vinh Tan Electricity Complex is serious and severely impacts local people's daily life," the Government website quoted Nguyen Thanh Sang, chairman of the Vinh Tan Commune People's Committee, as saying.

 

Though the pollution has been occurring for long, the complex has not done anything to address it, he said.

 

He called on the Ministries of Industry and Trade, and Construction to use the cinder for production of cement and non-flammable construction materials.

 

The People's Committee had earlier urged the thermal complex to cover and water its cinder dumping ground, but nothing was done even after it slapped a fine of VND1.5 billion (US$69,500) for the pollution.

 

After the demonstration, the thermal plant stopped moving cinder out to the dumping spot for 10 days.

 

The 6,000sq.m dumping ground was later watered and covered with canvas.

 

Following the demonstration, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai instructed the Binh Thuan People's Committee to inform local people about these measures and maintain social order and security.

 

The Electricity of Viet Nam has promised to fully resolve the problem.

 

Binh Thuan provincial authorities had also reported the new development to PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

 

VNS
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI

Send comments you read about: Binh Thuan tries to tackle power plant pollution

* *
*
*
(Environmental News welcomes your opinions read the article. The discussion will be reviewed before posting. Environmental News reserves the right to reject words offend individuals or organizations; words left habits and customs, law violations. Readers discuss accented Vietnamese. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the Environmental News. Thank you for your contributions and cooperation of)
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI
Cat- center 3
Cat- center 4
 Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

Ash treatment required before thermal-power plant construction

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The government has told investors not to build coal thermal power plants if they don’t have solutions to treat ash, thus causing pollution.

 German Government continues to support MRC for sustainable development of the Lower Mekong Basin

German Government continues to support MRC for sustainable development of the Lower Mekong Basin

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016 – The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.

Cat- center 6
  Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

Decree requires waste importers to place deposits on scrap

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Importers have to make a deposit for scrap materials imported from June 15, 2015 as per government decree No 38. This will place a heavy financial burden on enterprises.

Cat- center 7