Water Pollution in Vietnam

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Hanoi, Vietnam is Facing the Threats from Water Pollution With the rapid growth of industrialization in urban cities, the water around them is getting more and more polluted. One time I casually crossed by To Lich River, one of the big rivers in the capital Hanoi, behind the industrial zone. The river water there was polluted seriously and smelt really fetid. A lot of small fishes and other sea creatures were dead and floating on the surface of the river. I was thinking about how people could live near such a polluted environment and eat those poison fishes. They might be in danger. I then stopped thinking and went away because that smell made me nauseated. That was the ordeal. However, the rapid growth of industrialization is …show more content…
3). According to Huong, the country should creates water management policies so as to use water resources effectively and efficiently and should study methods to treat and reuse wastewater and desalinize sea water along with improving a legal framework for water management and distribution. Water pollution doesn’t only happen in urban centers, but also happens in craft villages in Hanoi. The main cause leading to water pollution in craft villages is that traditional craft villages still currently use old-fashioned technology, causing water pollution and harm the human health. The water around there has been seriously polluted. “The latest survey by the Hanoi University of Technology showed that 100% of the samples of wastewater from craft villages have excessive contents of toxic chemicals than the permitted levels” (“Health and Environment Vietnam Hanoi” par.11). In the craft villages, the number of people with serious diseases like cancer has risen in recent years. The city has carried out a lot of big projects on water treatment system for craft villages with the capacity of 10,000-12,000 cubic meters per day (“Heath and Environment Vietnam Hanoi” par.7). Yet, to deal with this problem, “Professor Dr Dang Kim Chi, Chair of the Vietnam

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