A reservoir in Eastern Thailand found to be contaminated with heavy metals

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BANGKOK, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Responding to residents' recent complaints of suspicious contaminated heavy metals in a reservoir in Thailand's eastern province of Chachoengsao, the Royal Irrigation Department told media on Tuesday that it had took water and soil samples from the reservoir for tests, which showed high levels of copper, lead and zinc.

Irrigation chief of Chachoengsao province Somchai Prailin, said the department also told residents living around the reservoir to stop using its water until authorities deem it safe again.

Somchai however said it will take several years before the water from the reservoir is deemed safe, therefore as a temporary measure to help the villagers, water trucks will be arranged until a new water source can be found.

The suspicious toxic wastes from the reservoir are being removed and sent to a waste treatment facility in Sa Kaew province, said Somchai.

Police at Chachoengsao also warned that those found to be dumping waste into the reservoir will face punishment under the Thai law. Enditem

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