Thai village fights pollution

Community seeks stricter controls against unchecked development in Rayong.

     

    Thailand has become a major Asian manufacturing base over the past few decades but large parts of its rural heartland have been destroyed to achieve that.

    One community that has seen the shift from sleepy fishing village to industrial hub is now dealing with a severe pollution problem.

    But the residents in Rayong have turned to the courts to fight back, and seek stricter pollution controls.

    Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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