Wastewater Pollution

Villagers cry 'foul' over garbage recycling plant

Date of Release: 
Mar 17 2016

RATCHABURI -- Residents of village 1 in tambon Nam Phu of Muang district have put up cloth banners in front of their houses along the Nam Phu-Nong Nok Karian road protesting against a smelly garbage recycling plant near their community.

They complain the plant has emitted foul chemical smells for about 15 years. Some of them had put "For sale" signs outside their homes because they could no longer tolerate the bad smell.

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BMA dredges weeds out of canals for water management

Date of Release: 
Mar 18 2016

BANGKOK, 18 March 2016 (NNT) – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has dispatched more than 500 officials to different areas across the capital city to remove water hyacinths, as part of efforts to mitigate flood and drought.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Amorn Kitchawengkul presided over the opening ceremony at Lat Krabang district. The event was attended by Director of the Department of Drainage and Sewerage Sompong Wiangkaew, relevant division heads, and BMA officials.

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