Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Water woes: Power plant accused of pollution

Water woes: Power plant accused of pollution

Water woes
Officials in Kampong Cham province’s Chamkar Leu district have asked the district governor to investigate a complaint that a privately owned power plant contaminated wells in a  village with engine oil.

Bos Khnor commune chief Kim Khuon said he sent a complaint, filed by about 40 families in the commune’s Ten Makara village last week, to the district governor’s office.

The complaint asked that environment officials inspect 10 wells after residents accused the Bos Khnor electric power plant of pouring engine oil from generators into soil,  contaminating well water.

“Oil from machines flowed along channels into our relatives’ wells, and children that dived into the water developed rashes,” Kim Khuon said.

He said district governor Kim Nuth Nithya wanted authorities to investigate the complaint.

Ha Srey, 35, a villager in Bos Khnor commune, said yesterday she had stopped using water from the wells about three months ago because it was causing a skin rash.

Representatives from the Bos Khnor electric power plant and district governor Kim Nuth Nithya could not be reached.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer Rouge survivors react to First They Killed My Father

Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father depicts some of the atrocities committed during the Pol Pot regime. How did watching it feel for those who were alive at the time?

Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

Interview: Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiography.