Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Egret-Bird-in-Chao-Phraya-River-27MZIFIPKAGU.htmlConceptually similarCommunities along the Chao Phraya RiverGP02BEKCompleted★★★★Temple in Ayutthaya ProvinceGP02BB5Completed★★★★Parnam TempleGP02BD0Completed★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BCNCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFTCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFUCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCMCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCOCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCPCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BEOEgret Bird in Chao Phraya RiverAn Egret bird in the middle reach of Chao Phraya where there are still some beautiful scenes mixed with houses, temples and some factories.Locations:Ayutthaya-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Birds-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-Egrets-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Sunny-Toxics (campaign title)-Water pollutionShoot:Chao Phraya River DocumentationRiver and water use documentation of the Chao Phraya river. The Chao Phraya River basin is the largest in Thailand, draining approximately 30% of thecountry. Along its course this river passes through several cities, including Bangkok, andultimately flows into the Upper Gulf of Thailand. After passing through Bangkok, and before entering the Gulf, the Chao Phraya flows through Samut Prakan Province. A number of large canals connect to the Chao Phraya in this province, an area that houses a wide range of industrial facilities. A recent Greenpeace report reveals hazardous chemicals in the discharges from these factories, and high levels of toxic pollution in the canals. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.