Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Woman-in-Garden-near-Samrong-Canal-27MZIFIOK63W.htmlConceptually similarWoman at a Pagode near Samrong CanalGP02BDGCompleted★★★★Mother and ChildGP02BDBCompleted★★★★Family at the Samrong CanalGP02BDCCompleted★★★★Housing of the Klong Mahawong CommunityGP02BDDCompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE3Completed★★★★Family Living at Samrong CanalGP02BASCompleted★★★★Mother with Child at Samrong CanalGP02BEACompleted★★★★Fisherman at the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BG0Completed★★★★View AllGP02BDEWoman in Garden near Samrong CanalA woman from the Klong Mahawong Community who lives near one of the most polluted canals of Chao Phraya: Samrong Canal. The canal connects to the lower reach of Chao Phraya. She has to live in the industrial pollution of water and air. In order to relief her stress from the environmental conditions she lives in, she spends her leisure time gardening. She believes that these plants will help mitigating the pollution in the area. 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)-Local population-One person-Outdoors-Plants-River dumping-River pollution-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.