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Reservoir in Chachoengsao contaminated with heavy metals

People living around a small reservoir in Khao Hin Sorn district of Thailand’s eastern province of Chachoengsao have been told to stop using water from the reservoir after it was discovered that it is contaminated, beyond safety levels, with heavy metals.Officials of the Royal Irrigation ...

Health of locals ‘seriously affected by contamination from gold mine’

People living in the vicinity of the Akara Resources gold mine in Phichit province are complaining that they still have to put up with the contaminated environment, as neither the company nor the authorities have worked to clean up the heavy metals contamination from the ...

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Researchers find city air full of toxic heavy metals

Bangkok’s air is full of toxic heavy metals, researchers have discovered, and it is contributing to year-round hazardous threats to public health. Now is the time for Thai authorities to set out the standards for controlling the emissions of every hazardous heavy metal found in ...

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Residents demand help after report concludes mine hazard

Tests of groundwater in Phichit area indicate toxic sulphates and heavy metals came from Akara’s tailing storage facility. People affected by environmental and health impacts from the Akara Resources Chatree gold mine in Phichit province urged authorities to address their problems, after an inspection by ...

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