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Chemicals Dumped in River Kill Fish in Laos

Chemicals released into a river by a Chinese-owned banana farm near the Lao capital Vientiane killed over 300 kg of fish in November, prompting warnings by authorities to local villagers not to bathe or fish in the polluted stream, sources in the country say. The release, which occurred between Nov. 7 and 9, has affected the villages of Taohai, Yai-nachalern, and Kua, which lie near the Ton river in the Sangthong district of Vientiane, sources said.

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Field Value
Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and fishing
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (corporate) Radio Free Asia
Publisher Radio Free Asia
Publication date 2018
Date uploaded January 25, 2019, 09:06 (UTC)
Date modified December 13, 2019, 03:35 (UTC)