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Phayao locals fear bio-power plant will ruin health, environment

By THE NATION

 

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More than 50 people gathered at the Chiang Rang sub-district administration organisation (SAO) in Phayao province on Monday (May 23) to protest construction of a local bio-power plant they said could damage their health and the environment.

 

Protester Saokaew Tiangsawat explained that a private corporation had urged community chiefs to inform villagers about the construction. The news prompted fears of potential environment damage and pollution among Chiang Rang citizens and those in neighbouring areas of the northern province.

 

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The protesters had already submitted a letter of objection to the Chiang Rang SAO and would submit another letter to authorities in Phu Sang district, where Chiang Rang is located, she added.

 

The district chief reportedly issued a document on May 22 prohibiting village headmen from informing local people about the plant’s construction, since the project does not involve the government or its agencies.

 

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The document said district authorities will contact relevant agencies to check on the details of the bio-power project. They will then invite provincial energy officials to pass on the information to local headmen and chiefs next month.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388463

 

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I agree with the local bio plant.  These people should stop protesting.

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2 hours ago, ripstanley said:

"The district chief reportedly issued a document on May 22 prohibiting village headmen from informing local people about the plant’s construction, since the project does not involve the government or its agencies."

This is unbelievable, isn't it?

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2 hours ago, ripstanley said:

After this statement the  people should keep protesting.

  • ... and you and me and Bobby Mc Gee together with all our upright TV-members!?  -  Any idea how? Serious question.      

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Then:

Where do you live, johnray #2 ? - Are you paid for your post or was it just nonsense?

This winter 2019/2020 we had again very dirty air up north, almost dirtier than ever in the past.

I would suggest you read this thread carefully, starting Jan 15  2020.

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Planning one more power plant (bio fueled?) near Phayao is so 

outrageous,

it's hard to believe this might be true.

 

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Tonight at 20:00 Phayao K. P. AQI 93 or 32 ug/m3.

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*  People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.

*  Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

 

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57 minutes ago, Yom said:

Planning one more power plant (bio fueled?) near Phayao is so 

outrageous,

 

What exactly are they going to be using for this so=called Bio fuel?

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Posted (edited)

Have been searching earlier today.

A lot of 'useless' and outdated information, sorry, EGAT.

 

And here, same same ?

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May be more info tomorrow?

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"The district chief reportedly issued a document on May 22 prohibiting village headmen from informing local people about the plant’s construction, since the project does not involve the government or its agencies."

 

I think the district chief would really like that 70s movie: Catch-22

I'm not sure if it's Thai logic or obfuscation.  The only reason I stopped laughing was the seriousness and ludicrousness of the situation.

The project obviously should be approved by govt, but....  you know, catch-22.

Yosarian!!  Where are you now???

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From the source 'davemos' mentioned:

The removal of trees without sufficient reforestation has resulted in damage to habitat, biodiversity loss and aridity. It has adverse impacts on biosequestration of CO2. Deforestation causes extinction of species, changes to climatic conditions, desertification, and displacement of populations.

 

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13 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

What exactly are they going to be using for this so=called Bio fuel?

Defined broadly, 

biofuels are fuels derived from biomass – any matter derived from plants or animals.

https://www.greenfacts.org/en/biofuels/l-2/1-definition.htm

 

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Burn it in the fields or  burn it in a generator with scrubbers? My choice is the latter.

 

There is so much bio waste generated by rice farming and especially corn farming, something constructive has to be done.

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Locals struggle as Phayao is blanketed by haze - National - Mar 14. 2020

 

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The level of particulate matter (PM) less than 2.5 microns was 215 micrograms per cubic metre, PM10 was 251 micrograms per cubic metre, and the Air Quality Index (AQI) value was 325 micrograms, which is considered a hazardous level.

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10 minutes ago, Scott Tracy said:

something constructive has to be done.

Of course.

But 'bio waste' will not be sufficient to feed the power plant.

And then the deforestation starts. 

And will go on and on.

 

(Btw, who will transport the plants hundreds of kilometres? Seems to be nonsense?)

 

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2 hours ago, davemos said:

and need huge amounts of mass to work

Depending of course on how big they are.

 

It had occurred to me that that they would be using rice husks and rice straw to make briquettes. It still is burned but at least it generates energy. 

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