The cabinet Tuesday refused to endorse a ministry report of excessive mercury levels in the sea water off Ao Phrao beach on Rayong's Koh Samet following last month's oil leak.
A boat sprays dispersant as it sails directly into the 50,000-litre drifting oil spill last month. (File photo courtesy of Royal Thai Navy)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's report states that the Pollution Control Department (PCD) found mercury levels there were 29 times higher than the safety standard.
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