|archmage||Date: Saturday, 03-August-2013, 2:23 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Beaches on a well-known Thai holiday island have been blackened by an oil spill bringing fears for the impact on the tourist and fishing industries.
Despite frantic efforts by soldiers and volunteers to clean up Koh Samet, 23 kilometres south east of Bangkok, environmentalists fear the spill could be worse than is being officially admitted.
Tens of thousands of litres of crude spilled into the sea about 20 kilometres from the coast last Saturday, as it was being transferred from a tanker to a pipeline supplying a refinery.
Four days after the leak of 50,000 litres of oil on the west coast of Samet Island, soldiers, workers and volunteers continue to scoop up crude oil on the beach.
Message edited by archmage - Saturday, 03-August-2013, 2:26 PM