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Landfill Fires Are Spreading Harmful Emissions Across Thailand Provinces

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Landfill fires rage on in Thailand provinces and residents are suffering while trying to deal with harmful emissions and intense smells.

Thailand residents in Lop Buri and Sa Kaeo provinces are suffering through harsh emissions caused by nearby landfill fires.

Residents in Hua Samrong, Lop Buri’s sub-district, are complaining about a foul smell and smoke being produced by the burning landfill operated by the Tha Wung sub-district municipal office. Residents are reporting that the harsh smoke and small are getting into their homes and raising concerns of children developing respiratory problems.

The Muang municipality in Sa Kaeo is recommended residents wear face mask after another fire broke out at a separate landfill last week. The fire is spreading dust and smoke over a 10-kilometer radius, and winds are causing a foul smell to flood the area.

The Tha Wung municipality believes someone set fire to the landfill while officials believe the Sa Keo landfill was caused by burning sugarcane fields.

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