Vietnam probes harmful waste dumping from Taiwanese firm

August 3, 2016 3:50 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnamese police have launched an investigation into illegal dumping of waste material from a Taiwanese steel company already under fire for massive fish deaths in what officials say was the country's worst environmental disaster.

Bui Dinh Quang, deputy police chief in Ha Tinh province where a unit of the Formosa Plastics Group is located, said a local company was the target of the investigation after police last month caught the company burying the industrial waste at a private farm.

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