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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noxious Emissions: Doctors beg for funds to move hospital
The Nation 08 February 2007 | Pennapa Hongthong
Map Ta Phut medical staff fear for their lives after reports of high cancer rates
The alarming levels of cancer emerging in Map Ta Phut communities have sparked fear among Map Ta Phut Hospital medical staff who are waiting for the facility to be relocated away from the heavy-industry complex.