Thai ethanol plant shut for 45 days following wastewater spill

October 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, an ethanol plant in Suphan Buri province has been temporarily shut down for 45 days following the overflow of its wastewater treatment plant into nearby villages and waterways after heavy rains forced it to overflow. Fishkills have been reported as well as damage to communities, sugarcane fields and rice paddies. Local officials have begun testing the polluted waterways and have confirmed the polluters will be held responsible for the damaged caused by the faulty wastewater treatment system.

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