Pumps root cause of Pattaya beach pollution

Officials collect samples of polluted water and remove dirty sand on a Pattaya beach for further examination on Saturday. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA: Local authorities expect to stop wastewater from overflowing to the coast when new pumps are installed within this month.

Officials of Pattaya City and the Pollution Control Department inspected the sea off South Pattaya beach on Saturday to find the cause of seawater contamination that started there last Wednesday.

Inspecting the area, Chao Nokyoo, the department's director for water quality management, said the South Pattaya beach was blackened

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