Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Greenpeace-Thai-team-working--Phuket--Thailand-27MZIFMY0AL.htmlConceptually similarThai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri meets the press. Phuket, ThailandGP0YE9Completed★★Thai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri meets the press. Phuket, ThailandGP014O4Completed★★★★Thai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri talking to reporters, Phuket, ThailandGP0S0BCompleted★★TOXIC TOUR THAILANDGP1SU7MLCompleted★★★★Renewable Energy Job Creation Report Launch in PhuketGP0STS2Y3Completed★★★★World Meat Free Day Event in PhuketGP0STS2SACompleted★★★★World Meat Free Day Event in PhuketGP0STS2RDCompleted★★★★World Meat Free Day Event in PhuketGP0STS2RYCompleted★★★★World Meat Free Day Event in PhuketGP0STS2RQCompleted★★★★View AllGP0H10Greenpeace Thai team working, Phuket, ThailandGreenpeace Thai team working, Phuket, ThailandLocations:Phuket-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:18 Jan, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:3802px X 2530pxKeywords:Greenpeace campaignersShoot: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.