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PM pays heed to industrial impact fears

Bangkok Post 19 September 2009

Map Ta Phut residents single out 55 projects

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has vowed to look into the environmental impact of industrial projects in Rayong's Map Ta Phut area after getting first-hand information from locals.

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Abhisit agrees to talks with protesters

Bangkok Post 11 September 2009

Villagers want industry permits put on hold

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says he is willing to hold talks with villagers affected by pollution and now protesting in front of Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Rayong province.

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List of harmful industries due next week

Bangkok Post 28 August 2009

A list of harmful industries will take effect next week as authorities hope to allay investors' concerns about requirements for environmental and health impact assessments, Industry Minister Chanchai Chairungruang said yesterday.

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Court to look into details of 76 industrial developments

Bangkok Post 28 August 2009 

Villagers seek an order to stop project permits

The Central Administrative Court has ordered eight agencies to provide it with details of 76 industrial projects planned for development in Rayong's Map Ta Phut area.

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PM: Pollution ruling is a threat

Bangkok Post 05 March 2009 | VICHAYA PITSUWAN AND YUTHANA PRAIWAN

Delays in investment by state-owned energy giant PTT Plc could jeopardise the national economy, warns Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

PTT's investment plans were thrown into disarray this week when the Rayong Administrative Court ruled the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Rayong should be designated a pollution-control zone.

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Mae Mo battle ends in win for villagers: Court tells Egat to pay damages for pollution

Bangkok Post 05 March 2009 | SUBIN KHEUNKAEW AND YUTHANA PRAIWAN

The long-running Mae Mo power plant battle has ended in victory for 477 Lampang villagers after the Administrative Court ordered the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand to pay them compensation.

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Rare triumph for the little people

Bangkok Post 05 March 2009 | Veera Prateepchaikul

The rulings by the Rayong and Chiang Mai administrative courts should not be mistaken as a bad omen for investors, that their industrial projects are not welcome here. They are still welcome but, well, with a condition that they will not cause pollution that will contaminate our environment and threaten the health of the people.

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Cleaner air in Map Ta Phut

Bangkok Post 05 March 2009 | EDITORIAL

Belated though it is, the Rayong provincial administrative court's ruling on Tuesday that areas surrounding the Map Ta Phut industrial estate be declared a pollution control zone, is indeed welcome news. It represents a breeze of clean air not only for the 27 Map Ta Phut residents who took the case to court, but also for their neighbours who have for years been suffering from the toxic chemicals released into the environment by factories in the industrial estate.

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Villagers win pollution case

Bangkok Post 04 March 2009 | APINYA WIPATAYOTIN  

The Administrative Court has ruled in favour of villagers in Rayong province, ordering the National Environment Board to declare the area near Map Ta Phut industrial estate a pollution control zone.

Twenty-seven villagers from 11 communities around the industrial estate in Muang district filed the case in October 2007, accusing the NEB of negligence for failing to designate the area as a pollution control zone.

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27 workers faint after gas leakage

Bangkok Post 13 February 2009  

Twenty-seven workers of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTCH) reportedly became unconscious after gas leaked from a factory located in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate in Rayong on Friday.

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