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Karen villagers listen to a briefing by their lawyer, unseen, after winning the lawsuit over Thai Pollution Control Department at the administrative court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The court has ordered the government agency to rehabilitate a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly four million US dollars in compensation to local villagers in a long-awaited environmental legal battle. More than 150 ethnic Karen villagers near the Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province have suffered from lead-contamination in water, soil and aquatic animals for over 10 years. The toxic waste was released from a mining factory that was shut down in 1998. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Karen villagers listen to a briefing by their lawyer, unseen, after winning the lawsuit over Thai Pollution Control Department at the administrative court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The court has ordered the government agency to rehabilitate a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly four million US dollars in compensation to local villagers in a long-awaited environmental legal battle. More than 150 ethnic Karen villagers near the Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province have suffered from lead-contamination in water, soil and aquatic animals for over 10 years. The toxic waste was released from a mining factory that was shut down in 1998. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
Karen villagers listen to a briefing by their lawyer, unseen, after winning the lawsuit over Thai Pollution Control Department at the administrative court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The court has ordered the government agency to rehabilitate a lead-polluted creek and pay nearly four million US dollars in compensation to local villagers in a long-awaited environmental legal battle. More than 150 ethnic Karen villagers near the Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province have suffered from lead-contamination in water, soil and aquatic animals for over 10 years. The toxic waste was released from a mining factory that was shut down in 1998. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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