January 24, 2013
|Karen villagers in court|
I have exciting news to share from Thailand!
For years, toxic waste from a lead mine had contaminated water, soil and aquatic wildlife around Klity Creek. A Thai court ordered the government to clean up the creek and compensate ethnic Karen villagers in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok.
We helped our partners at EnLAW with information about the toxic impacts of lead contamination. We will also help them monitor the cleanup.
Read more in the Associated Press: Thai government ordered to clean up polluted creek.
Congratulations to everyone at EnLaw!
ELAW Fellows Program Coordinator
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
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