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Chemical odors behind the detection of dangerous waste smuggling in Lopburi


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The complaints of farmers in Lopburi Province, Thailand, about the existence of chemical odors leaking inside their agricultural lands, led to the discovery of several tanks with the capacity of 200 liters, weighing no less than 500 tons, buried at a depth of more than two meters, were intended for smuggling, and contained chemicals such as toluene, methyl ethyl ketone and butyl acetate, all of which are toxic and flammable substances.

 

Samples of waste were collected and revealed that it has a high pH value and is cancerous. Officials of the Environment Organization stated that the province suffers from pollution, which necessitated the proper disposal of waste, however, it was smuggled to the Lopburi.

 

A Thai environmental organization stated in 2018 that China exports a very large amount of chemical waste to Thailand, especially electronic and plastic waste.

 

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Chemical odours? Aren't all odours chemical?

 

And as for "waste ... is cancerous", how can waste have cancer? Pretty sure they meant "carcinogenic".

 

 

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29 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

That and burning all that coal.... lovely neighbours

But they are aiming to become carbon neutral by ... 2060.  In the meantime, their carbon emissions are going to climb until 2030.

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8 minutes ago, Oxx said:

But they are aiming to become carbon neutral by ... 2060.  In the meantime, their carbon emissions are going to climb until 2030.

Yes I commented on that elsewhere..... and many responses along the lines of The West has had many decades of polluting to build it's economies and China deserves it's time doing similar, and that the West had exported it's pollution to China along with its manufacturing.

Not sure China deserves this opportunity after festering in the Middle Ages for so long and the follies of Mao... 

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54 minutes ago, Oxx said:

Chemical odours? Aren't all odours chemical?

 

And as for "waste ... is cancerous", how can waste have cancer? Pretty sure they meant "carcinogenic".

 

 

Yes, my missus being a huge offender.

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Yes, my missus being a huge offender.

Is this to suggest the missus is huge or her odor is ?  Indicating either would work to get my missus upset. Best of luck anyways.🙄

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2 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Yes I commented on that elsewhere..... and many responses along the lines of The West has had many decades of polluting to build it's economies and China deserves it's time doing similar, and that the West had exported it's pollution to China along with its manufacturing.

Not sure China deserves this opportunity after festering in the Middle Ages for so long and the follies of Mao... 

As one who walked the streets of Beijing some 40 years ago with a visibility of perhaps 20 meters (this was before there were any cars except for a few taxi and officials to account for dirty air - or manufacturing) agree they have as much responsibility as everyone else.   They have been in the big time pollution wise for many decades.  C O A L

 

But try as I have can not understand this report - several tanks of 200 liters weighing 500 tons does not make sense (even for a Thai news story).

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It also just could be from a meth crystal lab in the surroundings, they have to dump their chemical as wel.

Now it was buried? Wow they took a long time then. In the country im living they dump it in plain sight on roads.

Not covered at all. One day road is clear, other day hoppa chemicals on the road. 

Maybe Thai narcotics should check the area, maybe a meth lab over there.

 

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