Farm chemicals pollute village tap systems

The Chaiyaphum’s Phu Laenkha headwaters have been contaminated with agricultural chemicals, prompting natural tap water systems at two villages to be suspended and a special clinic opened to treat locals suffering from allergic skin problems.

The 1,134-strong Ban Chilong and 800-strong Ban Mai Pha Aing had been affected by the chemicals, which were used by farmers at some 30,000 rai of rubber, tapioca and orange plantations, contaminating the Pha Aiang Fall and Lam Pa Tao waterways.

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