Air quality checks underway following blaze at Ayutthaya chemical store

Officials from the Pollution Control Department have started testing the air quality around a chemical storage warehouse in the Phachi district of Ayutthaya, following a fire last night. It took…

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Complaint filed with police over Thaioil’s oil spill

A complaint has been filed with the police against PTT subsidiary Thaioil over the oil leak off the coast of Chonburi province, said Pollution Control Department director general Pinsak Suraswadi…

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Thailand to reduce the 50-micron of PM2.5 safety standard to 37.5 microns

Thailand will adjust the country’s standard safety level of air pollution from an average of 50 microns to 37.5 microns from June 1st, with the hope that this will help…

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New head of Thailand’s National Parks Department appointed

Atthaphon Charoenchansa, director-general of Marine and Coastal Resources Department, was appointed the director-general of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Wednesday, with immediate effect by Minister of Natural Resources…

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Plan to resolve water pollution caused by flooded landfills and water treatment facilities

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has prepared manpower and equipment, including drones, to be sent to provinces in which landfills and wastewater treatment facilities are flooded, to help resolve the…

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Samples from Doi Suthep waterfall tested for E.coli after contamination claim

Officials from the Pollution Control Department, based in Chiang Mai province, have collected samples from a creek and waterfalls in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park for lab tests, after a report…

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Government agencies ordered to pay ฿9.6bn compensation over Klong Dan project

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) and Finance Ministry have lost the legal fight to avoid paying 9.6 billion baht in compensation to a consortium of companies over the corruption-plagued Klong…

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No hazardous chemical residue found from blaze at foam factory in Pathum Thani

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on…

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PM2.5 dust forecast for Bangkok and vicinity from late October through February

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to prepare for PM2.5 dust pollution, coinciding with the arrival of high atmospheric pressure from the end of October until…

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Unusually high air pollution reading in Chiang Mai’s Chiang Dao district caused by damaged sensor

A malfunctioning air pollution sensor has produced a false reading of PM2.5 dust levels in the atmosphere of Chiang Dao district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai. It reported…

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Evacuation underway of people near a burning chemical factory in Samut Prakan

People living within a five kilometre radius of a chemical factory in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province have been asked to evacuate their homes temporarily for their safety,…

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PM2.5 dust forecast to envelop Bangkok again this weekend

People in Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned to brace for the return of excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust, from this Thursday through December 29th, due to poor air…

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Former PCD chief and two officials to pay 10.5 billion baht in infamous Klong Dan case

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court has ordered former Director-General of the Pollution Control Department, Pakit Kiravanich, and two former senior officials of the same department, to pay the department about 10.5…

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Pollution Control Department launches ‘No Car Wednesday’ initiative

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department’s initiative, to urge its officials to use public transport instead of their own cars every Wednesday, kicked off today. A number of officials, including the department…

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PM2.5 particulate returns to threaten nine areas of Bangkok

PM2.5 dust particles have returned to Bangkok and its neighboring provinces, with nine areas found to contain levels exceeding the 50-micron standard level today, according to the latest air quality readings by the Pollution Control…

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