The police department in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province has opened an investigation into the which plant’s roots were used to infuse flavors into a bottle of alcohol they suspect to have caused three deaths earlier this week.
Vietnam’s Government Office has ordered the trade ministry to review the punishment handed down to a consumer group behind a survey that falsely reported toxic arsenic levels in local fish sauce last year, saying that just rebuking its top official was “not strict enough”.
A stranded vessel from the Cayman Islands carrying 30,000 tons of chemicals has been spotted off Vietnam's central coast and is likely to sink, officials said.
Vietnamese authorities will maintain the right to block online content deemed ‘toxic’ should providers fail to cooperate, according to a new circular on transboundary information.
11 shipments of Vietnamese seafood have been turned back by the EU in the first nine months due to high levels of heavy metals.
Authorities in several central Vietnamese provinces are scratching their heads over the cause behind the mass fish death discovered along the coastline and at local fish farms.
Diseases linked to pollution caused by a fast growing network of coal-fired power plants kill around 4,300 people in Vietnam each year, according to a new estimate by scientists.
The mysterious disease which has affected 215 people in central Quang Ngai Province's Ba To District was caused by Aflatoxin, a toxin produced by fungus in mouldy rice, The Ministry of Health has concluded.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked local market watch departments to tighten inspections of the toy market and strictly punish any violations in quality, especially during the on-going Mid Autumn Festival season.
Two Chinese traditional medical clinics in Ho Chi Minh City have been fined VND270 million (US$12,857) for breaking environmental regulations.
Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society Len Aldis has sent an open letter to London Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers, reminding them of what Dow Chemical, which is to be a sponsor of the Games, has done to Vietnamese people with the use of toxic chemical Agent Orange (AO).
The avian flu virus has genetically changed into new, highly toxic viruses that spread easily and resist vaccines while Vietnam has no vaccines to prevent these new kinds of flu in humans.