Date of Release:
Apr 2 2014
THE RECENT massive fire at a dumpsite in Samut Prakan's tambon Praksa has prompted senators to call for a Health Department survey of 2,400 garbage dumps and for the issuance of ministerial regulations to control dumping sites nationwide.
Sonthi Kotchawat, an adviser to the Upper House's environmental panel, said he was worried that 2,400 dumpsites across the country would be at risk from fires due to methane gas generated from garbage inside the sites.
In the past few weeks, at least six dumpsites have caught fire from unknown causes.