By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A Thai court on Thursday ordered the government to clean up a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly $4 million in compensation to local villagers as part of a legal battle that lasted almost a decade.
In making the ruling, which followed a nine-year legal battle, Judge Saneh Boontamanop said the department had "neglected its duty as stated by law" by failing to draw up plans to solve the environmental problem, directly impacting villagers who were unable to use the creek in their daily lives.