Ayutthaya to relocate huge garbage pile

Date of Release: 
Jul 23 2014

Around 400,000 tonnes of putrid garbage rotting in a dump managed by Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya municipality will be shifted to a new large landfill site within a year.

Management of the rapidly accumulating heap of refuse in the municipality is an urgent project that must be addressed, provincial governor Wittaya Piewpong said on Wednesday.

He said Ayutthaya was among the top 10 provinces with the highest amount of garbage in the country.


Khon Kaen plans power plant to munch trash mountains

Date of Release: 
Apr 25 2014

IN A BID to prevent a repeat of the damage wrought by the Praek Sa garbage-dump fire in Samut Prakan last month, Khon Kaen City Hall has placed two fire engines on a round-the-clock watch at the city's main dump and banned smoking near its 800,000 tonnes of garbage.

The municipality also has plans for long-term disposal measures, including a garbage-fed electricity-generating plant to be built in May, says Mayor Theerasak Theethaphan.


Thailand's Praksa fire leads to calls for nationwide dumpsite controls

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.

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