Thailand ethanol plant closed after dumping discovered

An ethanol plant in Thailand has been ordered to temporarily close after it was discovered to be dumping untreated wastewater on land in a neighbouring district.

The plant, operated by AA Ethanol, is situated in Prachin Buri and governor Chitra Promchutima received notice for closure as it failed to repair the wastewater treatment system as required, following a visit by the Department of Industrial Works in January.

AA Ethanol also failed to present an explanation of how it would deal with the reported 1,000m3 of wastewater released per day.

All repairs must be completed before the start of April, with AA Ethanol management having to request permission to reopen in person at the Prachin Buri industry office.

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