The Public Health Ministry has declared the area within the landfill site's 500-metre radius as the red zone because the amount of sulphur dioxide was more than 5 parts-per-million (ppm), well over the designated standard of 0.2 ppm. All residents in the
While the evacuation is in place for locals, firemen, relevant officials and reporters have braved in to carry out their duty.
The landfill site spans over 150 rai of land. Although no one has openly operated the garbage disposal there for about one decade already, some people have secretly dumped all kinds of garbage including toxic waste at the site.