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Groups sue ministries over PM2.5 problems

Bangkok Post 22 March 2022 | APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

Environmental activist groups have filed a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court against the National Environment Board (NEB) and two cabinet ministers for failing to deal with the country's pressing air pollution problems, saying every citizen has the right to breathe clean air.

The lawsuit was filed by representatives from Greenpeace Thailand, Environmental Law Foundation (EnLaw), Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand, Chiang Mai Breath Council, Northern Breath Council, the Rural Doctor Society and Climate Strike Thailand. 

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CSOs and local groups file a lawsuit to demand government action against PM2.5 pollution

PRESS RELEASE 22 March 2022

Bangkok- Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) and environmental advocates today filed a lawsuit against three public departments, including the National Environment Board, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Ministry of Industry for neglecting their mandate of protecting Thai citizens’ basic rights to clean air. [1] 

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Transparency and public participation needed for waste-to-energy plant

EARTH REPORT 21 March 2022

EARTH calls for corporate transparency and citizens involvement at parliamentary hearing on Onnut waste-to-energy plant

Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) joined representatives of the Move Forward Party and citizens of Onnut-Prawet area in calling for corporate transparency and citizens involvement at a parliamentary hearing on pollution caused by the Onnut Garbage factory in southeastern Bangkok.

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Samples of contaminated water collected at Prachinburi’s 304 Industrial Park

EARTH REPORT 08 March 2022

EARTH’s research and technical team collected samples of contaminated water after a pipe leak at Prachinburi’s 304 Industrial Park

Prachinburi: Research and technical officers from Thai NGO, Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH), investigated the impact of a pipe leak at 304 Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial zones in eastern Thailand.

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EARTH THAILAND: Banking on Citizen Science Towards Environmental Activism and Protection

February 2022 |Interview with Penchom Saetang by Sonia G. Astudillo and Dan Abril

GAIA sat down with Penchom to talk about EARTH’s project, plans, challenges, and successes. 

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Renewed push to sort, recycle waste

Bangkok Post 21 February 2022 | PRATCH RUJIVANAROM and SUPOJ WANCHAROEN

City produces more than 8,000 tonnes of municipal waste per day

Penchom Saetang, director of Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH) foundation, said wastewater is another big problem for Bangkok."With wastewater from chemicals we use in our daily lives accumulating, the ecosystem along the maritime routes will gradually deteriorate, affecting health and food chains." 

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Korat governor shut down all chemical containers washing businesses in the province

21 February 2022 | Compiled by EARTH

Following the discovery of heavy metal contamination in the Isan Kiew canal, the Korat governor has ordered the shutdown of all chemical containers washing businesses in Sub Chumpol village, Sikhio District. 

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Chemical containers washing activities threaten to pollute water sources in Sikhio, Thailand

14 February 2022 | Compiled by EARTH

A recent scoop by The EXIT ThaiPBS news team explored the chemical containers washing activities in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat, Thailand. Many of the containers are similar to those used in industrial factories.

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After more than 200 oil spills in 50 years, here’s how Thailand can clean up its act

Thai PBS World 12 February 2022

Two recent oil spills off Rayong province are just the latest in a long line of similar disasters in Thai seas. Records reveal that more than 200 oil spills have occurred over the past five decades, with little apparently being done to tighten regulations, restore the environment or compensate locals for the damage to their livelihoods. 

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Environmental Experts Investigate Toxic E-waste Dump in Kalasin

BANGKOK, PRAGUE; 09 February 2022 | ARNIKA, EARTH

An international team of experts are investigating the industrial hot spots in Khok Sa-ad sub district, Kalasin province. The area is infamous for Thailand’s largest e-waste dump, where scrap from all over the world was formerly collected. The toxic pollution is even enhanced by local dubious dismantling and recycling sites affecting its wider vicinity, including poor local communities. Environmentalists from Arnika, EARTH, and the local administrative organisation are collecting samples for analysis of toxic chemicals.

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