Opportunities for local employment have been hampered by environmental disaster.
Sandwiched between thin sandy beaches and herds of buffalo wallowing in rice paddies, the smoking chimneys of the Formosa Steel plant dominate this small corner of Ha Tinh province.
The steel mill, owned by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics, was blamed by Hanoi in 2016 for causing one of Vietnam’s worst environmental disasters when a chemical leak poisoned coastal waters, unleashing widespread protests and damaging livelihoods.
40th FIDH Congress – 2019 – Taiwan – Urgent Resolution on Environmental Justice in Vietnam Submitted by: Taiwan Association for Human Rights FIDH, meeting on the occasion of its 40th Congress in Taipei, Taiwan Noting that in April 2016, over 300 tons of /sh died in four provinces of the North Central Region of Vietnam:…
The lawsuit against Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) for the marine disaster in Vietnam was ruled by the Taipei District Court as not falling within its jurisdiction (after the plaintiffs paid 1.2 million NTD court fee). The plaintiffs decide to file an appeal to the Taipei District Court on Oct 24, and their lawyers will request…
The Vietnamese government should establish a national research program focusing on the long-term ecological consequences and the recovery of the coastal and marine habitats.
Infamous FHS Polluted Ocean
VIETNAMESE PEOPLE ACCUSE FPC OVERSEAS OF OCEAN POLLUTION
Press Conference for Indictment in Taiwan against Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation for Ocean Pollution
On 11 June 2019, a group of 7,875 Vietnamese plaintiffs launched a lawsuit at the Taipei District Court against the firm Formosa Plastic and eighteen other companies, including China Steel, Japanese steelmaker JFE, related offshore addresses, and their subsidiary company in Vietnam, Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, as well as five chief executives. The plaintiffs seek…
Geneva: 27/5/2019: JFFV filed a c