Date of Release:
May 28 2016
MORE than 300 people have filed a class-action lawsuit against against Akara Resources Public Co Ltd, each demanding about Bt1.5 million in compensation for adverse impacts allegedly caused by the firm’s gold mine.
The compensation claims covered health impacts, including medical treatment, and lost opportunities for locals to access natural resources in the mine's neighbourhood. Those who filed the petition live in Phichit and Phetchabun provinces.
Their lawyer, Somchai Ameen, said lab tests showed these people had an unusually high amount of metals in their blood.