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Deja vu: Dirty, smelly, blackwater flows into the Andaman Sea, again

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Phuket’s Governor has given an urgent order to solve the problem of wastewater flowing into Bang Tao Beach yesterday after the issue went viral in social media.

If you suddenly having a sense of deja vu and are SURE you’ve read this before, that’s because the issue has been brought up hundreds of time in the past decades with nothing being done to address the shameful situation.

Here’s what usually happens…

  1. Social media posting or local complaint made about the black water flowing into Phuket’s west coast beaches along any of many canals flowing into the Andaman Sea
  2. Governor says he wants ‘immediate attention’ to the matter. Usually claims it’s the ‘first time’ he’s heard about the matter
  3. Local authorities and OrBorTor Presidents run for cover saying they are aware of the problem but don’t have enough budget to locate the origin or construct pay for sewerage infrastructure
  4. Photo opportunities and pointing of fingers
  5. Nothing happens

This has been the routine hundreds of times. Meanwhile this filthy black water continues to flow into the Andaman Sea. Completely preventable.

Yesterday’s posting shows a European tourist horrified that they might be swimming in water next to THIS flow of smelly, contaminated wastewater flow.

It’s happened at Krabi on Ao Nang, and Phuket at Surin Beach, Kamala Beach, Bang Tao and Karon.

#คลองบางเทาวันนี้ น้ำเสียลงทะเลหาดบางเทาปล่อยตามยถากรรมวัน​นี้​ เสาร์​ 11 ​พ.ค.62วอนหน่อยงานที่เกี่ยวข้องช่วยแก้ปัญหาด้วยครับที่มา : @vinit#เหยี่ยวข่าวภูเก็ต #ข่าวภูเก็ต #ข่าวรอบเกาะ#จังหวัดภูเก็ต #NewshawkPhuket #Phuket ————————–[ ช่องทางติดต่อ ] #LINE ID : tdi1212 [ เข้ากลุ่ม ] คลิ๊ก » https://www.facebook.com/groups/1937174103213335/#อย่าลืม!!! กดติด ⭐️ เพจจะได้ไม่พลาดข่าวสารจากเรา.

Posted by เหยี่ยวข่าว ภูเก็ต on Friday, May 10, 2019

Deja vu: Dirty, smelly, blackwater flows into the Andaman Sea, again | News by Thaiger Deja vu: Dirty, smelly, blackwater flows into the Andaman Sea, again | News by Thaiger

Here’s any number of links about the issue…

https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/wastewater-still-following-into-mudong-canal-in-chalong-1

Waste water flowing in Mudong Canal

Wastewater from Bang Tao Canal flowing into sea

Wastewater runs freely into sea in Krabi

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352809

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30363371

 

 

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