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Raw sewage released into Phuket's Patong Bay

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Raw sewage released into Phuket's Patong Bay

 

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PHUKET:-- A fault in the construction of the upgrade to the Patong Watewater Treatment Plant has allowed raw sewage to flow untreated into Patong Bay, The Phuket News has confirmed.

 

The spill potentially exposes thousands of unsuspecting tourists at Phuket’s popular Patong Beach to the pollution.

 

Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup confirmed the news early this afternoon (Feb 9).

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/raw-sewage-released-into-phuket-patong-bay-65905.php#JPhx8DTkSuvv7mTj.97

 
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Hmmm!...so here's an open question to the mayor of Patong....Will you be posting signs at Patong beach informing and warning people of the potential health risks involved to anyone choosing to swim in that water?...or will you even consider closing access to the water all together?....just wondering what steps are taken regarding a situation like this

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Exactly what Phuket needed after all the accidents with touristboats....Can it even go worse? Yes some bombs and huge fires in hotels...oh wait, just had that as well on phi phi...

 

Well i don't think anybody will be fired for this, just another mai pen lai.

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It's not really a fail. They were just caught out dumping raw sewage as they can't handle the waste volume.

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Keep in mind this happened on the exact same day as the article about "too many ignorant foreign tourists spoiling Thailand's marine life"

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2 hours ago, Topdoc said:

Keep in mind this happened on the exact same day as the article about "too many ignorant foreign tourists spoiling Thailand's marine life"

hahah you hit the nail on the head with that comment but on the other hand perhaps its seen as fish food:passifier:

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Been going on for years, particularly north of that overpriced restaurant built on the rocks.:passifier:

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Haven't swam in Phuket waters for nearly 5 years.
I got an ear infection at Kata beach and it took 3 courses of antibiotics and 6 weeks to get rid of it.
It affected my ears and throat and had to see a specialist in Bangkok at great expense.

All the beaches are dirty with pollution and not just sewerage.
It's grey water from hotel showers and the many mom and pop laundry's that pump the water direct into storm water drains.



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the gf and sister took me to a beach a couple of hours outside bangkok, i forget the name, the place was pretty much 100% locals and packed. it was filthy with garbage; plastic and uneaten food and the sea was a grey colour with plenty of plastic and other rubbish floating in it. i've never been to such a polluted beach. the locals seemed to love it.

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A post containing a derogatory slur comment toward Chinese people has been removed. 

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Ah, bringing the glitz and glam of Pattaya to the south.  At least nobody dare smoke on the beaches, or, now, go into the water.  Oh well.

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The ban on beach smoking will balance out the pollution levels. Nothing to worry about, everything's under control

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Is Patong's mayor stupid or just ignorant?

"However, I am also urging the contractor to accelerate the work to be completed as soon as possible, by September this year before the monsoon season arrives, as we cannot work during the monsoon or rainy season," 
 

The monsoon and rainy season starts in May, not September.

 

Patong Beach has many tourists in the morning and evening. Therefore, the daytime is best to carry out the works because the tide is not high,”

 

The time of the high tide is not fixed in Patong. It changes 50 minutes every day.
 

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