Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Woman-at-Chao-Phraya-River-27MZIFIOKVZB.htmlConceptually similarHousing of the Klong Mahawong CommunityGP02BDDCompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Noodle Restaurant at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BDZCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE1Completed★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE2Completed★★★★Public Health Officers on Samrong CanalGP02BAMCompleted★★★★Informal Housing under BridgeGP02BAOCompleted★★★★Mother and ChildGP02BDBCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BDAWoman at Chao Phraya RiverThe Samrong Canal in Samut Prakan province is one of the most polluted canals at the Chao Phraya river. It connects to the lower reach of the Chao Phraya and is heavily polluted by industrial discharges. 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 3264pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-One person-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-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.