Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Thai-Rayon-PCL-Factory-27MZIFIPKC0I.htmlConceptually similarLocal FishermanGP02BF0Completed★★★★Wat Chaiyo TempleGP02BF2Completed★★★★Chao Phraya flowing through BangkokGP02BDLCompleted★★★★Chao Phraya flowing through BangkokGP02BDMCompleted★★★★Chao Phraya flowing through BangkokGP02BDNCompleted★★★★Local Fish MarketGP02BBJCompleted★★★★Striped Catfish in Sing Buri ProvinceGP02BBZCompleted★★★★Textile Factory along Samrong CanalGP02BG3Completed★★★★Textile Factory along Samrong CanalGP02BG4Completed★★★★View AllGP02BEZThai Rayon PCL FactoryTHAI RAYON PCL. (Aditya Birla group), a manufacturer of synthetic textile fibre, is located alongside of the river where local communities use the water for their livelihood, including consumption, fishery, aquaculture and transportation. The factory is located in the middle reach of the Chao Phraya river, in Ang Thong province.Locations:Ang Thong-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Chimneys-Copy space-Day-Factories-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Textile industry-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.