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Poisonous e-waste dump cleared, leaving stench of corruption

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Poisonous e-waste dump cleared, leaving stench of corruption

By Thanapat Kijjakosol
The Nation

 

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Piles of industrial and electronic waste dumped in protected forest in the eastern province of Sa Kaew were cleared on Wednesday, making way for the Pollution Control Department to soon move in to check whether toxic residues would endanger the health of local residents.

 

Grateful the garbage had been removed ahead of the 15-day deadline, villagers in Wang Nam Yen district brought food and drinks for officials, workers and reporters working at the site. Despite being relieved that the waste had gone, locals who observed its removal claimed that sacks of already-separated items such as metal, aluminium and circuit boards had been set aside for possible re-sale. This was despite the fact that the waste should have been returned to the factory where it originated.

 

Trucks removed 19 loads of trash on Tuesday, each weighing up to 25 tonnes. By 1pm on Wednesday, workers using two backhoes had scooped up another 12 truck-loads. The 20-rai (3.2-hectare) plot of conserved “Zone C” forestland in Ban Nong Kae (Moo 😎 should be cleared of garbage by the end of day, said Tambon Talang Nai Administrative Organisation deputy clerk Mesinee Nonprasert.

 

She said it was not yet clear, however, who would pay for removing the waste, as management at the source factory in Chon Buri claimed they had no involvement in its transport to Wang Nam Yen. Mesinee said truck drivers transporting the waste had told her they could reimburse for gasoline and other expenses from a local politician.

 

Villager Wattana Kaenwong, 59, said he and fellow residents were happy the trash had been cleared before the arrival of the rains, which could have washed toxic chemicals into farmlands and the canal, endangering the health of locals and the environment.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30373134

 

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13 minutes ago, Emdog said:

And where did the toxic waste go?

Probably to a protected forest far far away giving hunters something not moving to shoot at🤔

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3 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

They just love the smell of corruption in the morning, it's the smell of victory!

Smells more like this 😆😆

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3 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Smells more like this 😆😆

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Or this!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Emdog said:

And where did the toxic waste go?

Not off-shore that's a fact.

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YES... Where...... we all have the same question.......... But without a doubt it didn't leave Thailand...........

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2 hours ago, Emdog said:

And where did the toxic waste go?

How about across the nearby border into Cambodia??

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.......each (load) weighing up to 25 tonnes......

 

I call BS on this. If each load weighed this then every truck was dangerously and illegally overloaded.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

She said it was not yet clear, however, who would pay for removing the waste, as management at the source factory in Chon Buri claimed they had no involvement in its transport to Wang Nam Yen. Mesinee said truck drivers transporting the waste had told her they could reimburse for gasoline and other expenses from a local politician.

It's their waste,if they had no involvement it's transport destination then that is a clear case of negligence!

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Sorry but what evidence of any other program shows management competence?

 

hazardous waste is a very technical blend of science regulations and management...

 

cant even manage simple solid waste (show me a properly managed landfill) streams so taking odds that someone or an agency knows how to properly handle hazardous waste (10x more complex than solid waste)

 

simple rhetorical question - where do residential or commercial simple hazwaste like batteries mercury paint oils or light bulbs go now?

 

answer - regular trash that currently is not properly managed 

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Tech genius Peter Thiel magicked it away.

 

He's the future you know.

 

The article says it went back to the factory whence it came, or was supposed to. No mention of the axle weight of the lorries. Neither any mention of the merit in cleaning up the site or the gratitude of the locals BTL.

 

TITV.

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Reading the through the thread there's the comments accuse the Thai's of corruption, their simple capabilities unable to have a proper waste management system, that they just love the smell of corruption in the morning, which is the smell of victory  etc, etc etc.

FINE, let's agree all these intelligent and educated theories are correct, especially as they are made by people arriving from places which are very developed, people are of a very high intelligence level - in short the cream of this planet.

Now, let's take the other side of the coin. Just have a look at this one article. This is just one an example of what the developed and educated humans are doing. Search the web, you will see it happening literally every day. Now, who had raised even one finger  about these low life actions?

Is the report false?

It is the developed peoples right to dump their garbage on the poor, corrupt nations?

Is this proper waste management done by highly intelligent people?

 

Time to evaluate who plays the dirtiest games on this planet - The developed or the undeveloped?

 

More for thought >>> https://www.businessinsider.com/southeast-asia-threaten-to-return-plastic-trash-to-west-2019-5

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