Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-at-Japan-Embassy-in-Thailand-27MZIFQTA59.htmlConceptually similarAction at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0FNZCompleted★★★★Security during Greenpeace action at Japan Embassy in BangkokGP0JRECompleted★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0ZY0Completed★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP017MZCompleted★★★★Toxics Incineration Action in ThailandGP09HGCompleted★★★★Toxics Incineration Action in ThailandGP0SP1Completed★★★★Toxics Incineration Action in ThailandGP01FGLCompleted★★★★Activists demonstrating with placards in front of the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) building, Bangkok, Thailand.GP06QVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at on Free-Trade Agreement at Japanese Embassy in ThailandGP01FKZCompleted★★★★View AllGP0FNYAction at Japan Embassy in ThailandGreenpeace action at Japan Embassy against Japanese incinerator technology in Thailand.Locations:Bangkok-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:8 Feb, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:5456px X 3558pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Greenpeace activists-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.