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Pattaya’s polluted black sea may take months to repair

Pattaya’s polluted black sea may take months to repair

Sophon Cable TV reported on the fallout from the spillage that left the sea at Jomtien Beach a putrid black cesspit.

As posters on their site called for heads to roll in the local council the blame game began.

The culprit has been identified as an area under repair at Na Jomtien Soi 8.

Some 124 million baht has been set aside to put it right and stop further spillage into the sea.

Yesterday a crisis meeting was held chaired by Sattahip district chief Anucha Inthasorn who ordered a clean up and a speedy resolution to the problem of waste water treatment in the area.

This involves seeking help from Pattaya City Hall in the area of waste water management.

But it has been admitted that it could be three months before any progress is made.

In the meantime the area – a popular tourist beach – is threatened by further trouble.