Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/TOXIC-TOUR-THAILAND-27MDHUODFM9.htmlConceptually similarFisherman Fishing at Night in southern ThailandGP0STR0INCompleted★★★★Fish Market in southern ThailandGP0STR0IWCompleted★★★★★★'Heart for Sea' Solidarity Activity in Teluk Patani, ThailandGP0STS0IECompleted★★★★'Heart for Sea' Solidarity Activity in Teluk Patani, ThailandGP0STS0IICompleted★★★★'Heart for Sea' Solidarity Activity in Teluk Patani, ThailandGP0STS0CVCompleted★★★★Fish Market in southern ThailandGP0STR0ISCompleted★★★★Local Fisherman in southern ThailandGP0STR0ITCompleted★★★★★★Fisherman on Rainbow Warrior in SongkhlaGP0STS09XCompleted★★★★★★'Heart for Sea' Solidarity Activity in Teluk Patani, ThailandGP0STS0CUCompleted★★★★View AllGP1SU7MHTOXIC TOUR THAILAND Local fisher folks protest against overfishing and welcome Greenpeace.Locations:Songkhla Province-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:30 Jan, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Yvan CohenMaximum size:3777px X 2529pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Activists-Day-Eye contact-Fisheries-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-ShipsShoot: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.