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Ratchaburi ethanol factory has to pay Bt5.78m for killing stingrays

By The Nation




The Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Fisheries Department have slapped a Bt5.78 million lawsuit on a Ratchaburi Ethanol Co factory for allegedly discharging toxic waste in the Mae Klong River in 2016, which killed more than 50 critically endangered giant freshwater stingrays and scores of other fish, PCD chief Pralong Damrongthai said on Wednesday.


Piles of the dead fish were found washed up on the shores of Mae Klong River in Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram provinces on October 1-7, 2016. 


Investigation showed that the fish had been killed by distillery slop discharged into the Khlong Chalaeb canal, which flows into the Mae Klong River, Pralong said. 


The two parties will meet on August 26 for an out-of-court settlement, but if no agreement is reached, the case will go to Ratchaburi Court, he said.


The Bt5.78 million compensation covers the Bt306,440 PCD spent on assessing the environment, while the remainder is sought by the Fisheries Department for the damages done to nature, he said.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372730



-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand  2019-07-10

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Ethanol firm faces 5.7m baht compensation bill for death of 44 Rahu stingrays




Thailand’s Fisheries and Pollution Control departments are demanding almost six million baht in compensation from an ethanol production company for illegally discharging industrial waste into the Mae Klong River in the central provinces of Ratchaburi and Samut Songkram, killing 44 giant Rahu stingrays and several other types of fish and animals.


Pollution Control Department director-general Pralong Damrongthai said today that officials tested water samples from the river and found toxic waste in the water which could kill stingrays and other animals. They identified the source of the pollutants to be an ethanol production facility belonging to the Ratchaburi Ethanol Company.


He said both his department and the Fisheries Department decided to file a lawsuit against the company demanding 5.78 million baht in compensation.


Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/ethanol-firm-faces-5-7m-baht-compensation-bill-for-death-of-44-rahu-stingrays/




-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-07-11

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Should force them to fund a sanctuary for ten years as well, what organisation has oversight for the waste management of these places? 

A good kick up the arse for them too. 

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Only 6 million, peanuts. SHould be 60 million.

And now they know how it could happen? They investigate and made arrangements to never happen again?

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