SAMUT PRAKAN, July 5 (TNA) – Explosions at a plastic and foam bead factory in Samut Prakan province had no impacts on nearby Suvarnabhumi airport yet, according to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.
The minister said that there were five tanks each containing 10,000 liters of chemicals at Ming Dih Chemical Co on King Kaew Road. Two tanks exploded, he said.
The minister said Suvarnabhumi airport was about three kilometers away. The blast site was northwest of the airport and the southwesterly monsoon was blowing smoke from the polystyrene foam plant toward the North.
It was unlikely that the smoke could cover the airport and therefore there had not been any adverse impact on flights. If that happened, aircraft would be redirected to Don Mueang airport, Mr Saksayam said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment deployed its helicopters to survey damage. Big fire engines and firefighting foam trucks reached the blast area and helicopters were used to drop firefighting chemicals. (TNA)