Community Health Impact Assessment : A Case of Coal Generator at Khao Hinsorn sub-district, Phanom Sarakham district, Chachoengsao province,Thailand

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This document is a summary of the book “Food - Coal,the Crossroad of Agr icul tural Land Development of Phanom Sarakham – Sanam Chai Khet ” which was developed by learning process of an interest group sharing concern over the impacts on the 600 megawatt coal-based thermal power plant project of National Power Supply (Public) Company Limited, on approval process for the Operating License, in the areas of Tambol Khao Hinsorn,Amphoe Phanom Sarakham, Chachoengsao Province. The Group conducted Heath Impact Assessment under the mission “CHIA – Community Health Impact Assessment” consulted by external Agencies and academics.

This group of people mainly consists of farmers who are members of Chachoengsao. Alternative Agriculture Network, Organic Farming of Sanam Chai Khet, Agroforestry Network, Save Bangkla, Mango Gardeners and Straw Mushroom Farmers. Therefore, the definition framework of Health and Health Determinants is specific to Modus vivendi of agriculture community, not the community organized according to physical property.
The results from over two years of learning together is not only a report or information and evidence submitted to the Agencies related to Power Plant Licensing for consideration, but also study on area potentials of food production and expected future community as well as the development plan
toward healthy community.

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