Electronic waste discovered in Sa Kaeo conservation forest

E-Waste Recycling Facility

Electronic waste at E-Waste Recycling Facility. Photo: Rwanda Green Fund / flickr.

Residents of Tambon Talangnai, in the Wangnamyen district of Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, have discovered a huge electronic waste dumping site, covering over 3.2 hectares of a conservation forest in the area. They are appealing to relevant authorities to inspect the site, fearing it might be harming the environment.

A Thai PBS reporter found the majority of the electronic waste consists of computer chips, circuit boards and wires. They were dumped near Subphlu-Kao Phu Heep mountain, where there is a concrete pole inscribed with the words “Conservation Area”.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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