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FRIDAY, October 07, 2022
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Rayong beach struggles with 4 levels of oil pollution

Rayong beach struggles with 4 levels of oil pollution

SUNDAY, January 30, 2022

Judging by satellite images and reports from fishermen, marine scientist Thon Thamrongnawasawat said the oil covering Rayong’s Mae Ram Pheung Beach can be categorised in terms of severity.

He said the state of the several-kilometre-long beach can be divided into four levels:

Dark red: Some 100 metres of the beach near Wat Chang Chon is covered in thick dark-red sludge.

Red: A slightly less dense sludge that is covering up to 200 metres of the beach near the dark-red area.

Orange: A film of oil covering about 2km.

Rayong beach struggles with 4 levels of oil pollution

Yellow: Faint blotches of oil running along almost all of the beach.

Thon also confirmed that the oil spill has started affecting marine life in the area.