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By Prachatai |
Chiang Mai residents have declared their province an air pollution zone after the government failed to exercise its legal powers to announce an air pollution crisis to address the problem in the northern region. Meanwhile, a significant increase in respiratory diseases is reported in the region.
By Tatiya Trachu |
In Khon Kaen's Nam Phong district, a natural marsh covering 600 rai of land which once served as a fishing area and water source for agriculture became a holding pond for factory wastewater discharge. It became so polluted between 1992 - 1998 that fish stocks began dying. Factories in the area have been repeatedly ordered to close, but they later reopened and the marsh remains polluted.
By The Glocal |
<p>Waste in the Mekong is largely due to poor waste management by riverine communities. Although it includes plastic materials from China, this material may well have been discarded locally. There are also an abundance of discarded containers from Thailand and neighbouring Myanmar. Moreover, microplastic contamination can now be found along the entire length of the river.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Workers at construction sites within a 5-kilometre radius of the Ming Dih Chemical polysterene factory fire were prohibited from evacuating by military personnel following a government order to close construction sites as part of the current Covid-19 lockdown measures.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) |
<p>Southeast Asian parliamentarians warned of the potential health risks&nbsp;following the&nbsp;the Ming Dih Chemical factory explosion in Samut Prakan and urged the Thai government to&nbsp;take immediate and long-term action to tackle the impacts.&nbsp;</p>
By The Glocal; Nuttakorn Vititanon, Kunnawut Boonreak and Wittayakorn Boonruang |
<p>Two myths created by the media caused misunderstandings. One is that Chiang Mai faced the most severe problem, and the second is that this problem is likely to increase in severity every year. Statistics over the past 24 years indicate otherwise.</p>
By Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand |
<p><em>Citizens Demand PCD, DIW Stop Using Human Bodies as Pollution Monitoring Device</em><br /><br />January 9, 2013 (Bangkok) – Researchers found mercury accumulation in fish and people high above safety levels in Prachinburi’s largest industrial area in eastern Thailand. More than 60 residents travelled to the capital to submit pleas for the Pollution Control Department and Department of Industrial Works to fix pollution problem before it is too late.<br /></p>
By Pa-Oh Youth Organization |
<p>Burma&rsquo;s largest coal mine and coal-fired power plant, located thirteen miles from Burma&rsquo;s famous Inle Lake in Shan State, are polluting waterways, threatening the health of local populations, and displacing villages, according to a report released on 20 Jan.</p>