Thailand: Cleaning Up a Contaminated Creek

January 10, 2013

Thailand:  Cleaning Up a Contaminated Creek

Toxic waste from a lead mine had contaminated water, soil and aquatic wildlife, and affected ethnic Karen villagers in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok.  After a legal battle that lasted almost a decade, a Thai court ordered the government to clean up Klity Creek and pay nearly $4 million in compensation to the villagers.  ELAW provided partners at EnLaw with information about the dangers of lead exposure and advice on how to clean up the contamination.

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Thai government ordered to clean up polluted creek (Associated Press, January 10, 2013)

Victory in Thailand (ELAW eBulletin)