Place where Formosa company's waste is dumped (Source: VNA)
Ha Tinh (VNA) – While the dumping of waste by the Formosa Ha Tinh Company in Ky Anh district of central Ha Tinh province still seems a hot topic, the company has been denounced for burying its waste at Thien Cam landfill in Cam Xuyen district one year earlier.

Vice Chairman of the Cam Xuyen People’s Committee Tran Huu Duyet told the media on July 14 that the information is true, as it was reported in May 2015, that there were 8-10 trucks carrying waste from the Formosa company to the Thien Cam landfill.

He steered the district Office of Natural Resources and Environment to assign the Environmental Protection Office under the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Institute of Environmental Technology to collect waste samples to check whether they are hazardous or not.

However, the two units faced difficulties in collecting and analysing the samples. Therefore, the company’s waste was yet to be tested until now.

Duyet admitted that the responsibility in this case belonged to the district authority.

In May 2015, about 15 tonnes of waste mud from the Formosa company was dumped at the Thien Cam landfill.

In July 2016, the Taiwanese company was found burying 100 tonnes of waste at a farm owned by the director of the Ky Anh Urban Environment Company in Ky Trinh ward of Ky Anh town.

Earlier on June 30, it admitted responsibility for mass fish deaths in the four central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Thua-Thien Hue between April and May.

It also promised a total compensation of 11.5 trillion VND (500 million USD) to support local fishermen to switch to other jobs and recover the polluted maritime environment.-VNA