Thai agencies, officials sued in landfill fire

Date of Release: 
May 2 2014

Locals affected by pollution from two toxic garbage dump fires in tambon Phraeksa in Muang district on Wednesday sued seven state agencies and officials for failure, negligence and delay in performing their duty to handle the fires and illegal dumping of hazardous waste.

Samnuan Prapin of the Lawyers Council of Thailand's environmental committee filed the lawsuits with the Central Administrative Court on behalf of 165 affected residents.

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