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Over 7,200 public, private hospitals do not have wastewater treatment system

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

Over 7,200 public and private hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City do not have standard wastewater treatment systems, the Department of Health has reported.

These medical clinics have only rudimentary systems at the best and discharged their wastewater into septic tanks, which are then released into the sewerage system.

The old waste water treatment facilities of the Traumatic Orthopedic Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 7,200 public and private hospitals do not have wastewater treatment system or the old facilities can’t meet the increase in usage

Approximately 45 central, city and district hospitals and private clinics, have not improved their wastewater treatment systems and the old systems cannot satisfy the increase in usage. The wastewater system is overloaded.

Hospitals said they are short of skill personnel in dealing with the issue, while the relevant agencies have yet to penalize any hospital or clinic that do not meet the requirements of a modern waste treatment system.

However, the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment has fined the Mental Hospital in District 5. The hospital was fined VND6 million and was forced to quickly construct a modern standard wastewater treatment facility.

Hospitals in the city have dumped thousands cubic meters of wastewater into the river environments every day.

Source: SGGP

Cattle-feed wastewater reservoir breaks its banks, causing pollution

In Vietnam Environment on September 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Thi Tinh River is blacken after the wastewater reservoir of San Miguel Pure Foods was broken on July 25.

A Binh Duong Province-based cattle-feed producer, San Miguel Pure Foods, has yet to fix a breach of its untreated wastewater reservoir on July 25, which caused pollution and the deaths of numerous fish on the Thi Tinh River, the province’s environment inspectors said on July 27.

The pollution flowed into the Saigon River and was about six kilometers away from the Thu Dau Mot and Tan My water plants, inspectors said.

The inspectors ordered the company to dam up embankments to stop the untreated wastewater flowing into the river and reinforce its wastewater reservoir within 15 days.

The company blamed heavy rain for the “unanticipated” incident, which released more than 233,000 cubic meters of wastewater into Thi Tinh River.

Source: SGGP

Plywood producer slapped for discharging untreated wastewater

In Vietnam Environment on September 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Binh Duong Province’s environment inspectors on July 31 suspended operations at a plywood producer, MDF Vietnam, for discharging untreated wastewater directly into Thi Tinh River.

The inspectors found that the firm did not have a wastewater treatment system and did not separate its sewage disposal from the storm drainage system.

Phan Dang Thuy, deputy chief inspector of the province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that this company was warned and fined two times before, adding that it has seriously violated environmental laws.

In related news, the environment watchdog also found another pig breeder, Truc Dien Co., discharging wastewater into Ben Van Stream, where the wastewater reservoir at San Miguel Pure Foods was breached just a few days ago, releasing more than 233,000 cubic meters of wastewater into Thi Tinh River.

The firm’s director, Huang Jung Chua, admitted having discharged waste into the environment and promised to stop it and put the waste treatment system in use soon.

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Wastewater treatment facility found to be ‘inadequate’

Source: SGGP