Klity Creek villagers win 19-year legal battle

Villagers gather in front of Kanchanaburi Court after hearing the ruling on Monday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)

KANCHANABURI: The Supreme Court has upheld lower courts’ decision to award 36 million baht in damages to 151 Thai-Karen villagers in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum district affected by a lead-contaminated creek.

The court’s Environment Division also ordered Lead Concentrates (Thailand) Co had to clean up and rehabilitate the polluted Klity Creek.  

The Kanchanaburi Court read the higher court's ruling to groups of Karen villagers and right activists on Monday.

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