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Environmental advocates fear pollution from the Hongsa coal power plant in Laos' Xayaburi province will affect residents in the adjacent province of Nan in Thailand. 

The power plant is located 57km from Song Khwer district and 110km from Muang district in Nan, making the residents vulnerable to health problems from pollution fallout, they say.

Narongrit Siriwongworapat, a member of the Watershed Conservation Network based in Song Khwer district, said Nan residents fear they will suffer health problems when the plant comes online in two years.

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