Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-against-Danger-of-Toxic-Ash-at-Phuket-Waste-Incinerator-27MZIFLZM0ZH.htmlConceptually similarAction against Danger of Toxic Ash at Phuket Waste IncineratorGP0ZHVCompleted★★★★Asia Toxic Tour Rainbow Warrior in ThailandGP0VM8Completed★★★★Asia Toxic Tour Rainbow Warrior in ThailandGP0GKCompleted★★★★Action against Danger of Toxic Ash at Phuket Waste IncineratorGP01FDLCompleted★★★★Action against Danger of Toxic Ash in ThailandGP0FO1Completed★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0ZY0Completed★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP017MZCompleted★★★★Security during Greenpeace action at Japan Embassy in BangkokGP0JRECompleted★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0FNYCompleted★★★★View AllGP015SZAction against Danger of Toxic Ash at Phuket Waste IncineratorGreenpeace action against danger of toxic ash at Phuket waste incinerator.Locations:Phuket-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:20 Jan, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:3297px X 2119pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Incineration-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Asia Toxic Tour Rainbow Warrior in ThailandAsia Toxic Tour Action against incinerator in Phuket. Greenpeace released a scientific report which reveals serious contamination in ash dumped beside the facility To highlight the threats posed by the incinerator to the environment and local residents, activists posted warning signs around the plant and the adjacent ash pits. "The results clearly demonstrate that incineration does not solve the garbage problem but in fact transforms it into a chemical menace which is much more difficult to deal with. Instead of giving Phuket a clean image, this incinerator is polluting an island paradise heavily dependent on tourism," said Greenpeace toxics campaigner Tara Buakamsri. The scientific study showed elevated levels of toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and copper in the incinerator ash dumped in open pits close to mangrove areas. Lead and cadmium levels in the ash of the Phuket incinerator were found to be 30 to 100 times higher than background levels.