Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Greenpeace-at-Patong-beach--Phuket--Thailand-27MZIFLUEE55.htmlConceptually similarDemonstration on Patong Beach against Overfishing in PhuketGP010XLCompleted★★★★Thai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri talking to reporters, Phuket, ThailandGP0S0BCompleted★★Thai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri meets the press. Phuket, ThailandGP0YE9Completed★★Thai Greenpeace campaigner Tara Buakamsri meets the press. Phuket, ThailandGP014O4Completed★★★★Patong beach at Phuket. Waste that tourism produces is being burnt at nearby incinerator.GP0J83Completed★★★★Patong beach at Phuket. Waste that tourism produces is being burnt at nearby incinerator.GP0O4YCompleted★★★★Welcome to the Rainbow Warrior from the local scouts, Phuket, ThailandGP07LYCompleted★★★★Ocean Plastic Pollution in Phuket ProvinceGP0STQJZSCompleted★★★★★★Ocean Plastic Pollution in Phuket ProvinceGP0STQJZTCompleted★★★★★View AllGP01ERCGreenpeace at Patong beach, Phuket, ThailandGreenpeace at Patong beach, Phuket, ThailandLocations:Phuket-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:19 Jan, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:3722px X 2422pxKeywords:Banners-Greenpeace campaigners-Greenpeace crew-Oceans (campaign title)-People-TurtlesShoot: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.