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Suffering Klity Creek people finally get some justice

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In a landmark environmental case, the Supreme Administrative Court on Thursday ordered the Pollution Control Department to pay nearly four million baht in compensation for lead poisoning to 22 Karen villagers at Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi. 

The 3.8 million baht compensation, amounting to just 177,199.50 baht for each of the victims, is not at all substantial given the suffering they have gone through from exposure to the lead contamination in Klity Creek, the only stream and only source of water for their mountain community, and the nine-year-long courtroom battle.

Yet it is much better than the chicken feed 33,783 baht earlier awarded to each of the 22 victims by the Central Administrative Court.

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