Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Samrong-Canal-in-Samut-Prakan-Province-27MZIFIPQH_7.htmlConceptually similarSamrong Canal in Samut Prakan ProvinceGP02BEDCompleted★★★★Family Living at Samrong CanalGP02BASCompleted★★★★Mother with Child at Samrong CanalGP02BEACompleted★★★★Family at Samrong CanalGP02BEBCompleted★★★★Public Health Officers on Samrong CanalGP02BAMCompleted★★★★Man in Boat on Samrong CanalGP02BE9Completed★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Noodle Restaurant at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BDZCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEESamrong Canal in Samut Prakan ProvinceUsing boats on the canal used to be a traditional means of transportation; currently it has become less popular due to blockage, pollution and development of roads. The canal is connected to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The upper part of the canal is home for thousands of families who uses the water for their livelihoods, such as fishery, aquaculture, agriculture, transportation, and daily domestic use such as cleaning and washing. The water quality deteriorates as it travels downstream.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:18 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Aquatic plants-Asian ethnicities-Boats-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Low angle view-Men-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Two people-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.