Growth spurt turning Vietnam’s water a toxic shade of green

HANOI — Vietnam’s citizens are bearing the brunt of their nation’s enviable but environmentally unsustainable growth. Although the country’s industrial push out of poverty benefits its populous, water polluted from toxic factory sludge means that many suffer from respiratory and intestinal illnesses. While the government is beginning to enforce change, environmentalists remain skeptical.

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Source: IRIN News

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