Reuters cited the Vietnamese Government as saying that on June 30, a 10.6 billion steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics was to blame for massive fish deaths in April and the company had released toxic wastewater into the sea.
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, which operates one of the biggest investment projects in Vietnam, has admitted responsibility for the fish kill in central coastal provinces in the country.
The article also quoted Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung at the press conference as saying that the firm has offered compensation of US$500 million.
Meanwhile, BBC said the Vietnamese Government has announced that toxic waste water from a massive steel plant run by Taiwanese Formosa Plastics caused massive fish deaths in April.
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel admitted that toxic water released into the sea had caused the fish deaths. The company has agreed to pay US$500 million in compensation, the agency noted.
The event was also highlighted by other news agencies like AFP, VOA, AP and Sputnik (Russia).
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