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Thai court throws out decade-long legal fight over Laos dam

A top Thai court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt purchases of electricity by the country from a hydropower dam in neighbouring Laos over environmental concerns, bringing an end to a decade-long legal battle. The case brought by 37 villagers from eight provinces along ...

Reuters

Laos dam leaks normal, says Thai partner

Reported leaks at the sides of the Nam Theun 1 Hydropower dam under construction in Laos were not a cause for concern and were normal when a dam began storing water, Electricity Generating Plc president Thepparat Theppitak said on Monday. EGCO, a subsidiry of the Electricity ...

YUTHANA PRAIWAN

Investigators Begin Work on Deadly Laos Dam Collapse

The Laos Ministry of Energy and Mines has decided to participate in a government probe of the apparent failure July 23rd of a concrete gravity and clay core rockfilled dam that killed 34 people. At least 100 more people are reported missing. Heavy rains preceded the apparent collapse at the $1.02 ...

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