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DIW inspected the illegal dumping of industrial waste

Updated: Aug 16, 2023



On April 12, 2023 [1], the Director General of the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) together with representatives from relevant agencies visited and followed up the illegal dumping of industrial waste in the private area of Dilang sub-district, Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Province.


The officers found 300–400 barrels of chemical waste that had been dumped since 2021 and remained in the field, as well as electronic waste and materials from the industrial sector mashed and mixed with soil. Then, the Director General of the Department of Industrial Works issued an order to the owner to properly dispose of industrial waste as soon as possible and make a complaint against the involved party.




On April 18, 2023 [2], the Director General of the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) together with representatives from relevant agencies inspected the forest area behind Aek U Thai Co., Ltd. at Klang Dong Sub-district, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, where industrial waste was dumped and stored illegally.


The officers found hazardous waste, chemical waste, and other waste stored in 3 warehouses. The officers collected samples of waste for testing on February 20, 2023 [3], the results showed that such waste was classified as a hazardous substance type 3.


The Director General of the Department of Industrial Works issued an order to confiscate all hazardous wastes, e.g., 503 barrels of used oil, ash, sludge, oil-contaminated wastewater, adsorbent resin, and gel, as well as 36 tons of solid waste and contaminated sludge, 2 contaminated barrels, 39 pieces of wooden pallet, 315.35 cubic meters of sediment in a cement pond, and 460 pieces of neon light. Then the officer gathers evidence to file a complaint against Eka-Uthai Co., Ltd. and investigates the relationship between other cases.



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