A makeshift tent was set up on Monday to prevent garbage trucks entering Nam Sơn Dumping ground in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh HÀ NỘI — A crowd of 15-20 people in two communes of Nam Sơn and Hồng Kì in Hà Nội’ Sóc Sơn District on Monday night made makeshift tents, blocking the way to the Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex or Nam Sơn dumping ground. Leaders of the district’s People’s Committee confirmed the incident to Vietnam News Agency on Monday night, adding that local authorities were calling on local residents to calm down and stop the protest so the transportation of garbage to the landfill would not be interrupted. Last year, several similar protests blocking the way to the landfill happened due to environmental pollution and compensation to people living around the landfill. Set up in 1999, the Nam Sơn dumping ground, covering an area of 157ha in three communes of Nam Sơn, Bắc Sơn and Hồng Kì, receives more than 4,000 tonnes of waste per day from four Hà Nội inner districts. In 2017, the first industrial waste-to-energy facility with the capacity of treating 75 tonnes of toxic and industrial waste per day… Read full this story
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