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PCD begins Klity lead clean-up

Budget shortfall set to delay sediment removal

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KANCHANABURI: The Pollution Control Department (PCD) began removing lead-contaminated sediment from Klity village Friday, but says it only has the budget to complete half the task. 

It follows a Supreme Administrative Court decision early this year ordering the agency to clean up the village.

The sediment, which came from a lead processing plant located upstream from Klity Creek, has been stored in eight pits in the Thong Pha Phum district village for several years amid debate over who was responsible for its removal.

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