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Waste treatment zone causes pollution

Hundreds of people living near the Binh Nguyen Solid Waste Treatment Zone prevented lorries from transporting waste to their living area, as they believed that the zone was heavily polluting local air and water.

The 19-hectare zone, located in Binh Chanh Commune in the central province of Quang Ngai’s Binh Son District, is managed by the Lilama Electrics, Mechanics and Environmental Corporation.

The zone opened for use in 2007 and received solid waste from the Dung Quat Oil Refinery Plant and other plants in the Dung Quat Economic Zone.

It has a capacity of 50-100 tonnes of daily waste per day, 25,000 tonnes of industrial waste per year and 30,000 tonnes of harmful waste per year.

The design includes one hole to bury daily and industrial waste, one kiln to burn harmful solid waste and a system to recycle waste, said Huynh Van Phuc, deputy director of the Lilama company.

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