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Toll on island’s environment becomes clear

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The cost of the damage to marine resources caused by the large oil spill off Rayong province last year should be known by September. 

Ao Phrao bay on Koh Samet's west coast was hit hard when crude oil leaked into the sea from an offshore pipeline at a refinery operated by PTT Global Chemical last July.

PTTGC will have to pay compensation for damage based on the financial assessment, said Suphot Tovichakchaikul, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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