VietNamNet Bridge – Shrimp breeders in Song Cau Township, Phu Yen Province have strongly opposed a local seafood processing factory’s discharge of untreated wastewater into Xuan Dai Bay, recently causing mass shrimp death.
The breeders suspect the wastewater discharge of Xuan Phuong Commune-based Nguyen Hung Ltd.Co’s factory was the main cause of the 524,000 shrimp that died in the few days, according to shrimp breeders in Xuan Yen Ward and Xuan Phuong Commune, with hundreds of billion dong in damage.
Nguyen Thanh Nam, a shrimp breeder in Xuan Yen Ward, said all breeders along the bay were suffering losses.
“We urge the authorities to clarify the cause and respond to the people,” he was quoted as saying to the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper.
Nguyen Thi Hoa, deputy director of Nguyen Hung Ltd.Co, explained two months ago, the factory’s wastewater treatment system crashed, so all wastewater was sucked into tank trucks and transported to another system in Xuan Canh Commune for processing.