People Worried About Water Pollution: Poll

People living near industrial factories are concerned about the toxic contamination of water sources as the government has failed to prevent this problem, Greenpeace Southeast Asia revealed yesterday.

The agency's co-coordinator for the anti-toxic campaign, Plai Pirom, said that to mark World Water Day today, Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Abac Poll had conducted a survey about water pollution on 1,550 people living in Bangkok and around Ayutthaya's Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate and Samut Prakan's Bang Phli and Bang Chan industrial estates. The study found that 80.2 per cent of those polled wanted a law requiring factories to publicise information about their environmental pollutants - the type and amount - as part of the measure to reduce water pollution created by industrial activities, he said.

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