Countries and regions throughout Asia are confronted with emerging issues over the location and construction of waste disposal sites, and especially in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand there are frequent disputes over disposal site construction. In Chiang Mai, Thailand trash collection stopped for about 50 days in the summer of 1998 because a disposal site could not be found. In Thailand’s Rayong Province an extensive citizens’ campaign stopped the proposed construction of an industrial waste disposal facility at the initially chosen site. At a number of places in Japan local people are challenging the construction of industrial waste disposal sites. Further, incidents have come to light in which wastes that cannot be managed by one country are improperly exported to others.
KeywordsSelective Catalytic Reduction Hazardous Waste Landfill Site Disposal Site Minamata Disease
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