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Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (15 March 2023)

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Pattaya & Thailand LATEST NEWS from Fabulous 103fm (15 March 2023)

Radioactive cannister “missing” from Thai powerplant for nearly a month
Concern has been raised after it was revealed that a large container of radioactive material was noted as missing at the end of February in Prachinburi. The container of Caesium-137, a radioactive and highly hazardous isotope went missing at the end of February BUT has ONLY JUST been announced to the public. On Friday last, a senior member of staff at a national power plant in the Si Maha Pot commercial area filed a report with police stating the the container has gone missing from a plant, in operation for the past 32 years. With absolutely NO idea as to who took the container or where it is, the dangers are considerable as it could either be dumped, or the contents could come into contact with a person or person unknown. The isotope is used in a steam power plant in the 304 industrial estate which employs thousands from around the country and spreads to a large area including housing for factory workers. The container, some 5 inches in diameter and 12 inches long was obviously NOT under any decent form of security, and it has taken 3 weeks for the company to notify the public. This particular isotope is easily dissolvable in water. susceptible to many forms of chemical reaction and highly dangerous to anyone who comes in contact with it. A full on investigation is now underway involving experts from across the nation and we can expect further bulletins with more information during the course of the week. A full inspection of the power plant revealed NO signs of any leakage or radio activity on site. Concern is that is will be either dumped or sold for scrap by thieves. Unfortunately , if released from the container, the isotope can move freely in both air and water, binds easily to soil and concrete but is unlikely to soak into the ground or enter any water table.

PM to dissolve parliament next week
Next Tuesday will see the PM announce the dissolution of the Thai parliament ahead of elections. This, according to the PM’s office minister in a conversation with the press. He went on to say that yesterdays cabinet meeting was likely to be their last as from Tuesday government is handed over to a caretaker group until the outcome of voting is announced. May 7th is the redlined date for elections here across the nation.

Mentally ill policeman arrested for shooting rampage
In the Bangkok region, a Thai special branch police member, said to have history of mental illness was under arrest in his home last night following a multiple hour stand off as he was surrounded by erstwhile collogues. Neighbors reported that he had fired several rounds from a handgun into the air.

Rain predicted across Thailand today
As smog screens much of Thailand including our win region from the sun, so the MET office suggest we MAY see some light showers today which could clear the dank air, but temps are unlikely to exceed 30 degrees, dropping to 24 tonight.

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