Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Garbage-in-Samui-Solid-Waste-Incineration-plant-in-Thailand-27MZIFQ8MF7.htmlConceptually similarAsia Toxic Tour Rainbow Warrior in ThailandGP0VM6Completed★★★★Samui Solid Waste Incineration Plant in ThailandGP013UQCompleted★★★★Samui Solid Waste Incineration Plant in ThailandGP08A7Completed★★★★Samui Solid Waste Incineration Plant in ThailandGP064GCompleted★★★★Asia Toxic Tour Rainbow Warrior in ThailandGP0GKCompleted★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0ZY0Completed★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP017MZCompleted★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0FNYCompleted★★★★Action at Japan Embassy in ThailandGP0FNZCompleted★★★★View AllGP0F6EGarbage in Samui Solid Waste Incineration plant in ThailandGarbage in Samui solid waste incineration plant, Thailand.Locations:Ko Samui-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:1 Feb, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:3565px X 5445pxKeywords:Greenpeace campaigners-Incineration-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Samui Incineration Plant-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.