The Environmental Police have caught red-handed a foreign-invested enterprise in northern Bac Giang province seriously polluting the environment.

Italisa Vietnam Co. Ltd - a wholly-owned subsidiary of a brass alloy manufacturer in China – was found directly discharging its untreated waste water into the Song Khe – Noi Hoang Industrial Zone.

Police found a 15-metre plastic tube connecting the company’s electroplating area to the common drainage system without treatment process, which was already installed underground to avoid discovery.

Italisa Vietnam manufactures alloy sanitary products using bronze, silica and other chemicals. The company is reported to use 3,000 tonnes of materials a year and release some 150 cu. m of waste water a day.-VNA