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Jontien beach disaster zone! Stinking black sea as tourists flee!

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Jontien beach disaster zone! Stinking black sea as tourists flee!

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai media Thai Rath pulled no punches in a report that said that Jomtien beach in Pattaya was a virtual disaster zone.

 

Filthy, stinking black water had turned a one kilometer stretch of the beach into a no go area.

 

They suggested that the water was poisonous and possibly dangerous to swim in.

 

Pictures showed the disgusting state of the beach across a very wide area.

 

A pipe in the area of the Poo Pen restaurant was disgorging noxious water into the sea turning it a filthy black.

 

Yesterday a whole army of local officials, coastal resource staff and even the Na Jomtien police were surveying the environmental damage.

 

Run off from the city after many days of heavy rain has been named as the culprit.

 

Thai Rath said in their headline that "tourists fled in all directions" from the stinking mess at Jomtien.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

their headline that "tourists fled in all directions" from the stinking mess at Jomtien.

 

A little over exaggeration maybe ?? It's not a swarm of killer hornets... 

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7 minutes ago, webfact said:

A pipe in the area of the Poo Pen restaurant was disgorging noxious water into the sea turning it a filthy black.

A rather apt name I think.....

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Thai seem to have the belief that they can do whatever they want, and the beaches & water will remain pristine, and the tourists will flock to them.  Slowly, they are learning the truth. 

 

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It's no surprise.

Where are the Pattaya and Jomtien waste water treatment plants again ?

 

I know of one at the Bali Hai pier

and another in Jomtien on Soi Wat Boon both of which I suspect are totally undersized if working at all !

 

 

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2 minutes ago, johng said:

another in Jomtien on Soi Wat Boon

And is it now actually in operation?

For years I passed there without knowing what is behind the gate.

(a friend lives close by)

And if it doesn't stink it doesn't work

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14 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

And is it now actually in operation?

For years I passed there without knowing what is behind the gate.

(a friend lives close by)

And if it doesn't stink it doesn't work

Last time I looked not being used, but if it ever is then those condos being built next door... well !!!!

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will never get the blue flag for a  clean sea, how about flying the BLACK flag

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56 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

A little over exaggeration maybe ?? It's not a swarm of killer hornets... 

No over exaggeration and no joke. Pattaya and Jomtien is normally something to run away from. Now when the water is black too, then the last reason to stay just went away. 

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Don't know if related in any way, but Pattaya beach is awash with garbage this morning: plastic water bottles and polystyrene food containers mainly.

 

 

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I worked in Bangkok in the late eighties, every weekend folks would head down to Pattaya, those with kids would stay at a place on the beach with a swimming pool as even back then the sea was far too dirty to swim in (or paddle!)

~30 years later, what has been done? Sheer greed still rules, money going into peoples pockets instead of improving and taking care of the environment! :sad:

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41 minutes ago, champers said:

Don't know if related in any way, but Pattaya beach is awash with garbage this morning: plastic water bottles and polystyrene food containers mainly.

 

 

All all the garbage after the seafood festival,

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