Toxic Waste Smuggling into Vietnam

Public health programs in Vietnam identified over 200 cases of toxic waste materials being smuggled into the country in the past several years. The waste was imported along with scrap metals that were to be used as raw materials in production factories and exported.

In total, officials identified 325 tonnes of waste, 3,1500 tonnes of plastic scrap, 10,000 tones of steel and 6,200 tonnes of used lead-acid batteries.

Source:  “Toxic waste continues to flood into Viet Nam,” Viet Nam Bridge, September 6, 2013.