Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Temple-at-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIPG4N8.htmlConceptually similarDao Khanong CanalGP02BCOCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCRCompleted★★★★Informal Housing under BridgeGP02BAOCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCQCompleted★★★★Traditional Housing on the CanalGP02BCICompleted★★★★Traditional Housing on the CanalGP02BCKCompleted★★★★Silhouette of Factory ChimneyGP02BG2Completed★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BCNCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFTCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BFZTemple at Samrong CanalOne of the most polluted canals of the Chao Phraya river: Samrong Canal. At the lower part of the canal, a few kilometers before flowing into Chao Phraya river, there are hundreds of factories located along side of the canal, mixed with houses and temples. 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:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Houses-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Pagodas-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Villages-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.