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Marine department to impose harsh penalties to solve oil slick in Bang Saen

Oil spills along the shore

Oil spills along the shore. Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg / flickr.

BANGKOK, March 16 – The Marine Department plans to impose harsher punishment against those found to have released oil into the sea in the wake of recent oil slick in Thailand’s renowned eastern seaside resort of Bang Saen.

The Marine Department director-general Sorasak Saensombat made remarks following the several kilometres oil slick illegally released off the coast of Bang Saen beach in Chonburi province, affecting the tourism industry in the area.

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