Minister of Industry orders carpet inspection for cadmium waste in Samut Sakhon and nearby areas.

Bangkok, "Pimpattra" orders carpet inspection for cadmium waste in Samut Sakhon and nearby areas. After finding more than 1,000 tons more From the case in the news in the past that More than 13,000 tonnes of cadmium waste from a factory in Tak province was removed from the area. And approximately 2,500 tons of cadmium residue was found at a factory in Samut Sakhon province, with the remaining more than 10,000 tons not found in the factory area. And on April 6, the Ministry of Industry and police officers More than 6,000 tons of cadmium waste was found in a warehouse near Khlong Kiew, Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Province, which was verified to come from the same source as the factory in Samut Sakhon. By seizing and confiscating and filed a legal action. Ms. Pimpatra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry, revealed that after the Department of Industrial Works clarified that the said dac-containing zinc residue is considered a Type 3 hazardous substance under the Hazardous Substances Act. Those who possess illegal ly will be prosecuted. Most recently, on the morning of April 7, the Ministry of Industry By the Samut Sakhon Provincial Industry Office The combined forces of the Central Investigation Police and Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division inspected a factory in Bang Chuet Subdistrict, Samut Sakhon, which operated a copper casting business. and copper sediment Found a pile of cadmium waste Scattered both inside and outside the building, amounting to more than 1,000 tons, which have been confiscated. and report complaints and accusations with the said factory. In addition, he also ordered the factory Move the waste pile into the entire building. In order to prevent the spread of cadmium residue. At the same time, the Samut Sakhon Provincial Administrative Organization A team of officials has also been divided to inspect another factory in the Na Khok area of ??Samut Sakhon, which is expected to have a pile of cadmium waste as well. Ms. Pimpatra Wichaikul said that from the inspection and seizure of cadmium waste during the past week. The count was nearly 10,000 tons, accounting for 70 percent of the total cadmium waste transported from places to dry in Samut Sakhon. which he gave to the Department of Industrial Works and the Provincial Industry Office hastened to inspect other areas in Samut Sakhon and nearby provinces that are expected to be collected to wait for transformation or transport to another place and quickly move all seized cadmium waste back to the original landfill. This is to relieve people's anxiety. Source: Thai News Agency

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