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The Thai Pollution Control Department has suggested that the lead-contaminated Klity Creek could be cleaned up by ''natural rehabilitation'' rather than by active measures.
After winning a nine year battle for compensation from the department for allowing lead contamination of Klity Creek that devastated their lives, local villagers were hoping that there would be an immediate court order for the department to restore their creek and remove the threat to their lives. Instead, they have been told that the department may opt for the long-drawn out process of natural rehabilitation.
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H.E. Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. 92 Soi Phaholyothin 7 Phaholyothin Road, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400
Dear Mr. Rengsomboonsuk,
We the undersigned urge you to ensure that an immediate and full clean up of polluted Klity Creek be undertaken. The Thai Pollution Control Department has suggested that Klity Creek could be cleaned up by ''natural rehabilitation'' rather than by active measures. This would be an extremely slow process and meanwhile the local residents would still have to live with the danger of lead polluition.