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A picture on the Manager site showed what the authorities had done so far to stop more repulsive black sludge from flowing into the sea.
Sandbags blocking a drain.
It amounted to sticking a plaster on a gaping wound, notes Thaivisa.
The authorities admitted there was much to be done to find a permanent solution to the problem that saw damning videos and still photography all over social media.
The Jomtien area was a black sea of sludge – a very unwelcome sight for any tourist considering holidaying in the area.
While an initial clean up has been done – and the hole has been plugged for now – the authorities in Jomtien and the wider area of Pattaya are wondering what exactly to do next.
It could be months before anything happens with millions needing to be spent.
Thaivisa further notes that the story is beset with recriminations and all manner of plans to rectify the situation.
Effluent and trash flowing directly into the sea has been the subject of continuing complaints in the area for years.