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Lead contamination victims win historic B4m payout

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The Supreme Administrative Court Thursday ordered the Pollution Control Department (PCD) to pay nearly 4 million baht in compensation to 22 Karen villagers over lead contamination at Klity Creek. 

Twenty-two ethnic Karen villagers affected by lead contamination in lower Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi’s Thong Pha Phum district celebrate their victory in a nine-year court battle against the Pollution Control Department at the Supreme Administrative Court yesterday. They also carry pictures of children suffering from lead poisoning in their village. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

The verdict ended a nine-year legal battle between the PCD and the locals, with no more avenues of appeal available.

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