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Shamed into action by social media - Pattaya authorities and soldiers in hurried beach clean-up operation

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3 hours ago, rooster59 said:

black water, sludge and mountains of rubbish

I like it. Makes a good backdrop for that lovely town.

 

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1 hour ago, jaywalker said:

Swiftly indeed!

 

50 years too late!

I can't help wondering what type of sewerage treatment system they have at Pattya.

Stage 1 treatment is filtering.  You can imagine what this picks up, as it's often seen floating in the water around JomTien beach.

Stage 2 is digesting:  These are large tanks where the effluent ferments, produces methane which is used to keep the effluent at a nice temperature.

Stage 3 is somewhat hopeful in Thailand, where phosphates etc are removed. 

The remaining sludge is sun-dried and used for agricultural purposes.

If you're trying to keep people away from beaches, you just run the untreated gunk directly into the sea!

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7 minutes ago, Thechook said:

So who's the lucky bugger that gets to go into the water with the poopa scoopa and collect all those floating logs?

Maybe someone who wants to start a garden or farm.  Makes great mulch!

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When they have the beach scene under control they should turn their attention to some of the streets just off Beach Road. Soi 13/3 (ex Pattayaland 2) has to be the worst in Pattaya, sometimes requiring a 4WD to get down it without scraping bottom, disgraceful !

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When will they clean up <deleted>Pattaya police station?

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4 hours ago, champers said:

This activity needs to be done daily rather than once or twice a week. Also, the root cause needs proper attention, not just the symptons.

I find the number of plastic bottles that wash up on the beach, every day, mindboggling. Where the hell do they come from?

Go to the restaurants on the rivers, sit next to the railing by the river and watch a truck load of garbage float by in the lily pads by time you finish your meal!

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I was on Jomtien Beach last week and as I passed a small motorbike shop just off beach road the guy was pouring used motor oil into the storm drain.  Imagine he does it on a daily basis.

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Aren't I glad not to be a fish.

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59 minutes ago, LennyW said:

Need to start with Bangkok, most of the garbage tossed into the Chaiophraya river ends up on the beach in Pattaya due to the tides in the gulf, root cause!!

yep.  being downstream is a significant factor.  But the local dumping I am pretty sure is worse.  It takes quite a while even if the Gulf was clean and open for crap from Pattaya to flow or diffuse out to the open Gulf waters

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Let's face it. The water in Pattaya is more filthy than the towns reputation. A quick clean up of the beach is not going to solve floating turds from the pipes feeding into the sea and is not going to solve the bigger problem. The belated and basic actions yesterday were just like putting lipstick on a pig.

There's been a few posts lately that mentioned putting lipstick on a pig.  Is there a club somewhere that I'm missing-out on?

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Tnews reported that after the clean-up operation there was much less rubbish and the sea was "a better color than the previous day".

Removing the rubbish from the beach changes the colour of the water?

 

Next they will be telling us they can walk on water.

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11 minutes ago, Muhendis said:

Aren't I glad not to be a fish.

If you were, don't worry nothing would want to eat you.  Why would anyone eat seafood coming from thai waters, just think of all the pathogen microorganisms.

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

He blamed overflow from the drainage system released into the sea to save the city from flooding. He also blamed storms.

Shouldn't it read: "shamed into doing their job"?

I wonder why, council representative Wirat Jirasriphaithoon, forgot to mention neighboring countries, foreigner, and evil spirits in his blame game, as we all know Thais could have never been responsible for this mess and 'inactive' consequences regarding clean up and prevention.

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1 hour ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

pattaya is a victim of its own success and a lack of forward planning

The "P" in Thailand stands for "Planning".

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