Dumpsite in Khon Kaen

Tackling Khon Kaen's mountain of garbage

Date of Release: 
Nov 29 2015

Residents living around the 98-rai (16 hectare) dumpsite at Ban Kham Bon believe the amount of rubbish could exceed one million tonnes if waste buried beneath the ground is included.

They also lament they have been negatively affected by the foul smell from the site and polluted water leaking into rice fields and water sources, as well as by occasional fires sending off smoke.

The residents say they have protested and filed complaints about these issues many times over the years.

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