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Formosa Plastics finally fires up Vietnamese steel mill

Taiwanese company back on track after wastewater woes

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The steel mill is located in Vietnam's central Ha Tinh province.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Vietnam's first large blast furnace steelworks began operations Tuesday, closing the books on a 2016 scandal in which contaminated wastewater was blamed for a fish die-off.

The facility in the central province of Ha Tinh started making pig iron that day, a JFE Holdings executive told The Nikkei.

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