Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Children-Playing-in-Phraya-Ratchamontri-27MZIFIPGAWU.htmlConceptually similarChildren Playing in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BD1Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD7Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD8Completed★★★★Children Playing in CanalGP02BD9Completed★★★★Children Playing in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BFWCompleted★★★★Local Population in Phraya RatchamontriGP02BFYCompleted★★★★Traditional Housing on the CanalGP02BCICompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Communities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BFXChildren Playing in Phraya RatchamontriA group of local children enjoy playing in the Phraya Ratchamontri Canal. Water is the playground of the canal communities, especially for children. Nowadays, most waters are not clean enough for swimming or playing. Phraya Ratchamontri Canal is among a very few canals in lower reach of Chao Phraya river that is relatively unpolluted.Locations:Bangkok-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Children-Day-Fun-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Playing (activity)-Recreation-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Small group of people-Swimming-Toxics (campaign title)-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.