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Condo's permit may be scrapped

Date of Release: 
Jan 20 2015

THE CENTRAL Administrative Court may scrap EIA and construction permit for a Bt2.8-billion condominium project in Bangkok's Lak Si district next month in response to a complaint from long-time residents in the area.

The verdict is scheduled to be handed down on February 13.

Stop Global Warming Association (SGWA) president Srisuwan Janya voiced hope yesterday that the court would scrap the construction and the EIA on grounds that the commissioner of justice in the case had suggested the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the project was illegitimate.

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Prayut urged to act on gold mine

Date of Release: 
Jan 20 2015

PEOPLE LIVING near a gold mine in the central north are calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to urgently intervene after hundreds of villagers were found to have heavy-metal contamination.

Wunpen Promrungsun yesterday submitted a petition to Prayut yesterday on behalf of those affected by the Akara Resources gold mine.

The petition calls for Prayut to order the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) and Rangsit University to jointly conduct tests on local people in three provinces who fear they have been affected - Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun.

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Impact assessment: Court orders fresh environment test for proposed nuclear plants

Date of Release: 
Dec 22 2014

The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered on Monday that a fresh ‘environmental impact assessment (EIA)’ of the two proposed nuclear plants in Karachi be carried out according to the law.

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Thai residents call for action on toxic waste

Date of Release: 
Apr 10 2014

More than 160 people who were affected by the blaze at the Phraeksa rubbish dump in Samut Prakan last month have petitioned the Administrative Court to order seven organisations to come up with better ways to deal with toxic and industrial waste materials.

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Green groups in Philippines ask Canada to 're-export' toxic waste

Date of Release: 
Mar 28 2014

An online petition urges Canada to hasten the “re-exportation” of some 50 container vans of toxic garbage smuggled into the Philippines last February.

“Canada pick up your garbage! Philippines is not your trash can,” the petition initiated by environmental and civil society groups read.

“The 50 container vans, until now, are left in the vicinity of the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The garbage juice are now leaking and pose extreme health hazards and irreversible environmental problems in the country,” it said.

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Punjab withdraws notifications on mining sans environment clearance

Date of Release: 
Oct 11 2013

In a significant development, the Punjab government withdrew the notifications on mining auction on Thursday without clearance from the state environment impact assessment authority (SEIAA), in operational quarries of up to five hectares. With this, the state's recent notification for auction of 115 quarries in 19 districts will also stand withdrawn.

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MoIT asked to rethink hydro-power plants

Date of Release: 
Sep 27 2013

The Prime Minister has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to re-consider the development plans of hydro-power projects No 6 and 6A and others along the Dong Nai River.

The request is part of a document giving the PM's response to a petition by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) on the negative impacts these projects would have on the Dong Nai River Basin.

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