PHUKET – Oil slick in the beach town of Hua Hin has already been removed from the beach.
Hua Hin Chief Suthipong Khlai-udom said the beach has already been cleared after a big cleaning day was held. Local authorities and members of the private sector in Hua Hin have joined hands in removing the oil slick.
Tourists are now able to return to the beach. The Environment Office, Region 8 is currently running a lab test on oil slick samples taken from the site. The results are expected to be revealed mid-November.
Mr. Suthipong said even though the news has led to some hotel and resort room cancellations, the recent swift effort to clean the beach will bring back tourists’ confidence in Hua Hin’s environment.
Fishermen and local residents have been encouraged to help prevent damage to the sea by reporting to the authorities any attempt to dump waste oil into the sea.