|Vietnam: scrap metal from used ships polluting environment |
15 October 2014
|“Many waste substances will be generated during the demolishment of old ships, including oil, lead-containing paint and zinc, which will cause pollution,” said Dr. Pham Ngoc Dang, deputy chair of the Vietnam Nature and Environment Conservation.|
The decision by The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) was applauded by enterprises which could see huge profits from the job, but it has raised concerns among the public.
The ministry has tried to reassure the public that old ships will be imported if they can satisfy strict requirements to be set by state management agencies. Imports of used ships will be treated like imports of scrap and therefore, must follow environmental regulations.
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