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Alarm as Toxic Chemical Waste is Dumped in Bang Lamung

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8 hours ago, ChrisY1 said:

They don't yet know what's actually in these drums....apart from the labels.....could be anything at all........

But how typical of people here,  to just dump their garbage anywhere?

Not just here - but here is where they will hope to get away with it.

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...how about giving us an exact location....???

 

...near some areas in Bangkok or where....???

 

...come on ....!!

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Sad fact that Thailand has succumbed to the  global problem.

But at least  drums do not  move  around. The walking waste bothers me as much.

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Well, at least it wasn't agent orange.

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The full moon bar is next door to the birdcage,keeping them on your right you go around 

a sharpish bend, about 300 yards on your left, was a huge hole once apon a time.

if you see a 7/11. go back 100 yds,(you missed it)

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Just like Europe where the Italian Mafia have been dumping toxic chemicals for decades.

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Illegal Dumpers Will Be Fined

Report by Pattaya One News Team

 

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PATTAYA: -- On August 28 Pattaya One reported that fifty barrels of toxic chemical waste had been dumped near a water source in Banglamung.

 

Yesterday Mr. Tawitch Chaisawangwong, former President of Pattaya City Council, and who is the landowner, joined the investigation.

 

The land is still quarantined and will remain that way for three more weeks until the results of an lab investigation are known. A sample has been sent to find out if the substance is actually Styrene Monomer, as it is printed on the barrells.

 

If the substance turns out to be something else, and illegal, then the fly-tippers will face a 200,000 baht fine and up to two years in jail.

 

Officers have been instructed to remove the barrels from the clean water source area.

 

Full story: http://pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/230995/illegal-dumpers-will-fined/

 
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-- © Copyright Pattaya One 2016-08-30

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So what about the contaminated ground, which was reported as "a sandpit".  The report states "a sample has been sent" hopefully to a lab with a GCMS which can identify the organic chemical(s), but how do they know all 50 or so drums contain the same chemical, or even mixture of chemicals.  I would suggest that the drums would not contain pure styrene monomer because if so then why throw them away.  I guess the specialists sent to investigate weren't that special after all.  Sounds like this is being done on the cheap as several posters have suggested.  Just glad my groundwater well is no where near that site.

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A fine of 200,000 baht is so funny it's actually not funny.  Such a sum couldn't even begin to address a environmentally sound clean-up.  I hope that's an error in the report, but somehow I think it's not ?

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And when they've cleaned this lot up they can move on to the other garbage mountains around thr country.:blink:

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Sadly fly tipping is the norm in Thailand.

its not going to change for the next 25 years or more,  its way down

the list of behavior,    that needs adjustment in Thailand. :bah:

 

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3 hours ago, eliotness said:

So what about the contaminated ground, which was reported as "a sandpit".  The report states "a sample has been sent" hopefully to a lab with a GCMS which can identify the organic chemical(s), but how do they know all 50 or so drums contain the same chemical, or even mixture of chemicals.  I would suggest that the drums would not contain pure styrene monomer because if so then why throw them away.  I guess the specialists sent to investigate weren't that special after all.  Sounds like this is being done on the cheap as several posters have suggested.  Just glad my groundwater well is no where near that site.

They would never do things on the cheap would they??? Especially with the landowner being somewhat connected. 

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On 29/08/2016 at 7:35 AM, johng said:

 

Years ago you could give the "dustman"  just about anything and they would gladly take it  if not the
"rag and bone man" would...now you're lucky if he council will provide a yearly skip to throw your waste away

but not TV/computer screens,  fridges, batteries,tyres,oil,lpg canisters and a ever growing list

so you try and take that stuff to the council approved tip...they wont let you in in a van and as a resident you can only bring 2 car loads per month...ohh and they wont except TV/computer screens,  fridges, batteries,tyres,oil,lpg canisters !!!

 

If they want to stop people dumping why do they make it so difficult to dispose of waste properly ?

 

As for Thailand /Pattaya  a lot of stuff is  unofficially recycled  collected by the "garbage pickers"  and sold to various  middlemen recyclers around the area...

I asked before and don't think anyone  did answer   where is the official waste disposal/ rubbish dump for the Pattaya area ?   google map would be lovely thanks.

 

 

Council Household Recycling Centres do accept TVs, fridges , batteries, oil and canisters. And if you consider that difficult then consider why. It is because the councils cannot raise more money to pay for the disposal as the government will not permit them to raise local taxes sufficiently. Disposing of waste costs money. Disposing of hazardous waste costs more money - but the users do not want to pay as their wealth is more important than the health of the environment. The greed culture is too well established.

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Thailand's handling of garbage and any kind of waste disposal leaves a lot to be desired.......if they just put a little more effort into it, the national dog problem would be eliminated for a start.

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I was surprised to find that this article was not about Chinese tourists.

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