Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Chao-Phraya-River-in-Ayutthaya-Province-27MZIFIORL3X.htmlConceptually similarMonks in Ayutthaya ProvinceGP02BC6Completed★★★★Woman Selling Maize on a BoatGP02BC7Completed★★★★Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya ProvinceGP02BC9Completed★★★★Food Store on BoatGP02BCCCompleted★★★★Toothbrushing in Chao Phraya RiverGP02BFNCompleted★★★★Dead Fish in Chao Phraya RiverGP02BCACompleted★★★★Floating MarketGP02BC1Completed★★★★Floating MarketGP02BC3Completed★★★★Man Washing ClothesGP02BC2Completed★★★★View AllGP02BCDChao Phraya River in Ayutthaya ProvinceThe Chao Phraya river is utilized for many purposes. In many areas, from the upper reach to the middle reach of the Chao Phraya, water is extensively used for domestic consumption. However, it has been limited to only cleaning purposes as the water is no longer drinkable.Locations:Ayutthaya-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4896px X 3264pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Two people-Water pollutionShoot:Chao Phraya River DocumentationRiver and water use documentation of the Chao Phraya river. The Chao Phraya River basin is the largest in Thailand, draining approximately 30% of thecountry. Along its course this river passes through several cities, including Bangkok, andultimately flows into the Upper Gulf of Thailand. After passing through Bangkok, and before entering the Gulf, the Chao Phraya flows through Samut Prakan Province. A number of large canals connect to the Chao Phraya in this province, an area that houses a wide range of industrial facilities. A recent Greenpeace report reveals hazardous chemicals in the discharges from these factories, and high levels of toxic pollution in the canals. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.