Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Silhouette-of-Factory-Chimney-27MZIFIPGS2B.htmlConceptually similarHousing of the Klong Mahawong CommunityGP02BDDCompleted★★★★Temple at Samrong CanalGP02BFZCompleted★★★★Textile Factory along Samrong CanalGP02BG3Completed★★★★Textile Factory along Samrong CanalGP02BG4Completed★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BCNCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFTCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFUCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BG2Silhouette of Factory ChimneyThe chimney of a factory that is located along the side of one of the most polluted canals of Chao Phraya; Samrong Canal. At the lower part of the canal, a few kilometers before flowing into Chao Phraya river, there are hundreds of factories located alongside of Samrong Canal, mixed with houses and temples. 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:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Chimneys-Day-Factories-Fences-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Silhouettes-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.