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Waste-hit locals offer villages for sale

Date of Release: 
Dec 9 2014

Running out of patience, angry residents in two villages in Krabi suffering from the release of rubber latex and palm oil refinery waste have put all their homes and land up for sale, accusing the state of ignoring their plight.

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Villagers fear Chinese firm will reopen “polluting” power plant

Date of Release: 
Nov 29 2014

Villagers from Tikyit in Pinlaung are concerned that a Chinese company will resume operations at a coal-fired power plant in the village, sources say.

A villager, Sai Than Win, said: “We heard that a Chinese company won the tender to run the coal-fired power plant which has not operated since September. We want the government to stop it permanently. When the plant was operating, we smelt saltpetre all the time. It can damage our health. The drinking water became contaminated. When the plant stopped operating, so did the foul smell.”

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