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No air pollution after petrochemical plant blast in Rayong

The level of hazardous substances in the air near the IRPC petrochemical plant in Rayong province, which caught fire on Sunday, is still below safety standards, Wichien Jungrungruang, director general of the Pollution Control Department said on Tuesday.

His staff have visited the area to check levels of air pollutants, particularly volatile organic compounds such as benzene, styrene and sulfur dioxide, both at the plant and in the surrounding communities. They did not find any trace of any substance breaching the safety standard level.

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