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Phuket's Sea Breeze Replaced By Something a Little Stronger

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
PHUKET: Phuket's waste disposal system is in crisis with 10,000 tonnes of trash stacked up just a few hundred metres from where Phuket Games 2012 events are to be held from Saturday.

With the old incinerator out of action and its replacement yet to fire up, Phuket is in danger of becoming memorable - not for the wonders of the 28th National Youth Games, but for being on the nose.

Officials will be hoping for favorable winds over the next fortnight to carry the stench of Phuket's chronic garbage disposal problem away from the venues where young athletes from all over Thailand will be competing.

Saphan Hin in Phuket City has some excellent sporting venues but not far away, just across a canal, lies the far less appealing heap of rubbish that comes from all over Phuket every day for disposal.

Regrettably, the old incinerator, capable of burning 250 tonnes of Phuket's 600 tonnes of daily refuse, has broken down. And the new incinerator, capable of burning 350 tonnes a day, has so far failed to properly ignite.

An incinerator expert is due on Phuket on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to get the new incinerator going before the Phuket Games 2012 begin.

Meanwhile, the trash that Phuket cannot dispose of is adding to the mountain of garbage that poses a constant threat to health, and to the surrounding sea and waterways.

No thorough campaign has ever been undertaken on Phuket to reduce or recycle Phuket's waste.

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"Regrettably, the old incinerator, capable of burning 250 tonnes of Phuket's 600 tonnes of daily refuse, has broken down. And the new incinerator, capable of burning 350 tonnes a day, has so far failed to properly ignite. "

What a 'coincidence'! Wasn't the plan, to start the second and turn off the first for maintenance? Indeed, this is smelly !

Posted by ??? on May 22, 2012 15:00

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Why not bury it on the beach like they usually do?

Posted by kel on May 22, 2012 21:34

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Brilliant solution - pray for wind

Posted by larry on May 23, 2012 08:26

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a lot of the garbage is stryofoam containers i have never understood why its not banned and cassava boxes are used which are made in thaland bioderadable and can also be used as animal feed after usage

Posted by michael on July 29, 2012 16:10


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