Raw sewage dumped in Pong tapioca field

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Pong authorities are hunting for the driver of a sewer-cleaning truck that dumped its load of raw sewage in a tapioca field.
Pong authorities are hunting for the driver of a sewer-cleaning truck that dumped its load of raw sewage in a tapioca field.

Pong authorities are hunting for the driver of a sewer-cleaning truck that dumped its load of raw sewage in a tapioca field.

Mayor Suntorn Ketthong and his deputies went to the field off Soi Ponglang 4 Dec. 21 to inspect the damage. The sewage was dumped on a sloping tapioca field and ran downhill, spreading the stinking offal over a 500-meter area.

Pong water trucks washed down the area, but the damage to crops and noses lingered.

Suntorn issued a warning to all area pump trucks against illegal dumping.

Sub-district Clerk Kittisak Monkaew vowed to track down and prosecute the polluter.