n September 29th, 2009 Formosa Plastics Corp., Texas, and Formosa Plastics Corp., Louisiana were ordered to pay a civil penalty of $2.8 million to resolve violations under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and they would have to spend more than $10 million on pollution controls to address air, water, and hazardous waste violations at two petrochemical plants in Point Comfort, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La., the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in 2009.
With Formosa Plastics Corp. poor tracking records on the environment, the current massive dead fish in Vietnam, and while we are waiting for the answers, the Vietnamese American community urges the FDA to step up and take extra effort to thoroughly test and inspect all sea food and fish products that are currently imported from Vietnam. This is necessary to ensure food safety and safety of the American people. Over 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported from other countries around the world and Vietnam is among the leading foreign suppliers of seafood products to the U.S. in 2014, beside China, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia and Chile, therefore, it is very crucial for the FDA to take extra measures to ensure food safety for the American people.
This petition is written by Christina Cao, Pharm.D; Cong Thanh Do, MBA, a human and civil right activist, and Joe Long