Pollution Control Dept prepares plans to prevent pollution from flood


BANGKOK, 25 September 2012 – The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has prepared a pollution prevention and reduction plan in cases of flood in 25 provinces. 

Secretary to the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sakda Noppasit has revealed that the Pollution Control Department has laid down plans to contain garbage and prevent pollution spreading due to flooding in 25 flood-prone provinces. The Department has also set up a ‘1650’ call center to receive emergency reports so it can coordinate with related agencies for assistance.

As for the solution to the industrial pollution problems in Chachoengsao, Mr Sakda said officials from the department have inspected the contamination in the water and found it to be at a dangerous level to the nearby community. Affected residents could experience itchiness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea. He said the PCD has contacted the Industrial Works Department to further solve the problem.