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Fishermen sue Tawanese steel firm over massive fish kill

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have sued a Taiwanese steel company, accusing it of dropping toxic chemicals that caused a massive fish kill off the central Vietnamese coast in April. The factory, owned by the Formosa Plastics Group, acknowledged in June that it was responsible for the pollution that killed large numbers of fish and pledged to pay USD 500 million to clean the coast up and compensate affected people, Reuters reported. The fishing sector insists that the pollution created the country's worst environmental disaster, devastating the regional fishing and tourism industries, and sparked rare protests in the country. An official report the Government issued for the National Assembly in July revealed that an estimated 115 tons of fish washed ashore along more than 200 kilometers of the central coast in April and that the disaster harmed the livelihoods of more... FULL STORY

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