Chachoengsao waste separation plant found to be operating without a license

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Chachoengsao – Military personnel, local administrators and industrial officials are carrying out inspections of waste separation facilities in Chachoengsao and have found one factory that has operated for over five years without a license.

Royal Thai Army Infantry 11 personnel have provided support to Khlong Udomcholjorn Sub-District administrators and Chachoengsao industrial officials in the inspection of the recycling plants. A check of one such facility utilizing a two rai plot found that it had been operating for over five years without proper authorization. The plant, operated by Komdech Dhammathongsiri, also included structures built without permission.

The factory has also piled up electronic waste and recyclables in public space outside its structures. Administrators have ordered that entry to the plot and its buildings be barred and has begun legal proceedings against Komdech, bringing charges of illegal structural additions and pollution of a public space.

Industrial officials are looking into the legal ramifications of the plant so that they may also take action. The officials have also urged residents of the area seen transporting waste to the facility to stop the practice.