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Nearly quarter of harmful waste dumped illegally

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat
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A Senate subcommittee on the environment is demanding improved regulations governing medical and infectious waste after reports that 22% of such materials is being disposed of illegally. 

Subcommittee chairwoman Paradee Chongsuktanamanee held a meeting to discuss the problem on Thursday following revelations that medical and infectious waste, including used blood bags and syringes, had been dumped on public land in Surin province in May.

A private company hired by hospitals to manage their waste was fined as a result.

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