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After three separate oil spills from the same company within a month, Rayong officials say the Mae Ramphueng beach is still unsafe. Health officials tested urine samples of officials who had to collect the oil. Out of 534 officials, three showed unsafe levels of volatile compounds. 18 other officials still await their results. The Rayong Pollution Control Centre also said yesterday that the concentration of heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons on the beach is still considered unsafe. The company responsible, Star Petroleum Refining, has vowed to seal leaks in their underwater pipeline. The company started the clean up yesterday after […]

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24 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

48 local fishery groups have petitioned to be compensated for the leaks, since the leaks forced all beach and fishing activities to be suspended.

I seriously doubt that fishing has halted, and that seafood is probably sold all over the country. 

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And how many checks do they have to write until the beaches are clean enough for the officials? This whole affair stinks of more than oil. 

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7 hours ago, Fanta said:

And how many checks do they have to write until the beaches are clean enough for the officials? This whole affair stinks of more than oil. 

it called job creating,official unemployment figured are 1.9 million ? but dont include the black market which must be in the millions that lost their jobs

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they seem to be taking a very long time to sort this mess out.

Most other places in the world they would be owing millions in compensation after the first spill and people from head office would be on site jumping up and down to get it sorted asap.

Can see no reasonable excuse why this was not sorted quickly and environmental damage minimised.

The pipe is in shallow water and one of the region's largest and most respected offshore diving contractors head office and main marine operations base is just up the road.

 

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18 hours ago, Thaiger said:

 Health officials tested urine samples of officials who had to collect the oil. Out of 534 officials, three showed unsafe levels of volatile compounds. 18 other officials still await their results.

I hope they come out extra virgin

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