Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp is balking at compensating possible toxic-waste victims in part because the company claims that a World Health Organization report said the waste was not dangerous, officials say.
A new World Bank report says that the government’s recent cancellation of logging contracts covering more than 2 million hectares of land represents a “major accomplishment.”
It has become an all-too-familiar and sad story: A teen-age girl is lured from the provinces to Phnom Penh by a stranger who promises good money for “easy” sales work.
Ministry of Industry experts declared in early December that waste from Taiwan was merely cement and ceramic materials, even though they didn’t have the equipment to analyze the materials properly, documents show.
A three-person team will travel to Taiwan to negotiate with petrochemical giant Formosa Plastics over compensation and the removal of toxic waste from Sihanoukville, a senior official said.
At least 10 logging contracts covering more than 2 million hectares of land are being canceled in a move to curb illegal activity and better manage the country’s beleaguered forests, government officials told international donors on Wednesday.
A second test, this one conducted in Japan, has judged a sample of the mercury-tainted waste dumped near Sihanoukville to be highly toxic, officials said Wednesday.
No abnormal levels of mercury have been detected in water supplies near a suspected toxic waste dump in Sihanoukville, and a Japanese scientist said the site does not pose any immediate health threats.
sey village, Sihanoukville – Sam Sopheap says almost everyone living in this logging mill village downhill from a suspected toxic waste dump experienced diarrhea, dizziness, vomiting and headaches soon after the rubble was unloaded.
sihanoukville – Two employees of the human rights group Licadho and eight protesters have been formally charged in the weekend riots here, court officials said Wednesday.