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Floating lanterns can cause blackouts, explosions, warn electricity agencies

By THE NATION

 

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Electricity authorities are calling on people to not launch floating lanterns near high-voltage power lines and substations during Loy Krathong, which will be marked nationwide on Saturday.

 

Rerngchai Khongthong, deputy governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, said all agencies are seeking cooperation on this matter.

 

“Launching floating lanterns near power lines and substations can be dangerous as they can get entangled with wires and result in serious malfunction or blackouts in vast areas, possibly affecting businesses and other public infrastructure,” he said.

 

“The fire could also cause sparks and explosion, putting the safety of nearby people at risk.”

 

Last year, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) banned the use of floating lanterns during Loy Krathong, and announced that vendors selling them in areas with tall buildings would face up to three months in jail and/or Bt6,000 in fine.

 

BMA has yet to announce regulations for Loy Krathong this year.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396918

 

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24 minutes ago, webfact said:

“Launching floating lanterns near power lines and substations can be dangerous as they can get entangled with wires and result in serious malfunction or blackouts in vast areas, possibly affecting businesses and other public infrastructure,” he said.

 

Oh but are'nt they sanook mak! Suay Duay! 

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At the risk of being a party-pooper, isn't about time to stop launching these things which pollute and cause fire hazards? Yep, TIT, but the novelty wears off after so many years 😉 

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18 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

At the risk of being a party-pooper, isn't about time to stop launching these things which pollute and cause fire hazards? Yep, TIT, but the novelty wears off after so many years 😉 

same as SONGKRAM.......get rid of it.........

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

BMA has yet to announce regulations for Loy Krathong this year.

With the government wanting a high yield from the public expect no regulations this year, do what you like but spend, spend, spend!

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

Floating lanterns can cause blackouts, explosions, warn electricity agencies

By THE NATION

 

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Electricity authorities are calling on people to not launch floating lanterns near high-voltage power lines and substations during Loy Krathong, which will be marked nationwide on Saturday.

 

Rerngchai Khongthong, deputy governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, said all agencies are seeking cooperation on this matter.

 

“Launching floating lanterns near power lines and substations can be dangerous as they can get entangled with wires and result in serious malfunction or blackouts in vast areas, possibly affecting businesses and other public infrastructure,” he said.

 

“The fire could also cause sparks and explosion, putting the safety of nearby people at risk.”

 

Last year, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) banned the use of floating lanterns during Loy Krathong, and announced that vendors selling them in areas with tall buildings would face up to three months in jail and/or Bt6,000 in fine.

 

BMA has yet to announce regulations for Loy Krathong this year.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396918

 

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One way to stop the sale of these lanterns and fireworks is place a 50 % sales tax on them and enforce it with the traders 

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Come on now, why it is so important to stop many things we love about Thailand.

 

Loy Krathong is to send up laterns in the evening, all love it- better ban it.

 

Song Krahn all love the water fun days-better ban it.

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Captain_Bob said:

At the risk of being a party-pooper, isn't about time to stop launching these things which pollute and cause fire hazards? Yep, TIT, but the novelty wears off after so many years 😉 

 

When they have the mentality of eternal children, the novelty never wears off!

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