Contaminated seawater found in Phuket, officials state not an environmental hazard

Phuket –

Contaminated seawater found in Phuket has not caused environmental damage, said island officials.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reported yesterday (October 13th) that they were notified via their website that a stain was found in seawater near the Chalong Pier, South of Phuket. The exact location was to the south of the pier leading to Phi Phi Island in Krabi.

Officials from The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources inspected 79 kilometers of sea area after the concerning report. An oil stain was found in the northeast of the ‘L Island’ about 400 meters in total. However, the contaminated seawater has not caused damage to the environment and coastal resources nearby. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources are closely keeping an eye on the area.

It was not immediately clear what the source of the stain was.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.