Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Family-at-the-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIOKFG9.htmlConceptually similarMother and ChildGP02BDBCompleted★★★★Woman in Garden near Samrong CanalGP02BDECompleted★★★★Housing of the Klong Mahawong CommunityGP02BDDCompleted★★★★Woman at a Pagode near Samrong CanalGP02BDGCompleted★★★★Fisherman at the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BG0Completed★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Noodle Restaurant at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BDZCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE2Completed★★★★View AllGP02BDCFamily at the Samrong CanalA portrait of a local family from the Klong Mahawong Community, who live near one of the most polluted canals of Chao Phraya river; Samrong Canal. The family has to live in the industrial pollution of water and air. A recent Greenpeace report reveals high levels of toxic pollution in this canal. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4896px X 3264pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Children-Day-Eye contact-Families-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Small group of people-Toxics (campaign title)-Water pollution-WomenShoot: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.