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Some Asian Communities Face Challenges Obtaining Useful Data On Water Quality From Governments, Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Murky data on water pollution puts health at risk in Asia — researchers
“…Concerned about their health, [communities in Mongolia, Indonesia, and Thailand] sought clarification and information from their governments about pollutants being released into the environment, overall water quality, the risks of using such water, and information on the companies thought to be responsible. In each case, they were thwarted, despite their countries having extensive legislation on citizens’ right to information, including environmental data, said a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), a U.S.-based think tank…” (Win, 8/30).

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