Jump to content
BANGKOK 23 May 2019 01:51
webfact

Massive fire at Koh Samui incinerator – VIDEO

Recommended Posts

Well actually it was not the incinerator which was on fire. The incinerator building is a small distance away from the burning hall and looks still white and clean on a picture I have seen, which was taken from  a bit further away.

 

It seems that the burning hall was used to pack the garbage into big white bags to be shipped to the mainland. There is a big machine which they apparently use for the packing of the bags. And, of course, alot of garbage was buring too...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Well actually it was not the incinerator which was on fire. The incinerator building is a small distance away from the burning hall and looks still white and clean on a picture I have seen, which was taken from  a bit further away.

 

It seems that the burning hall was used to pack the garbage into big white bags to be shipped to the mainland. There is a big machine which they apparently use for the packing of the bags. And, of course, alot of garbage was buring too...

Edited by Carlos Primeros
please remove double posting, thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

It shows how easy it is to convert an Incinerator into a Smelter, with no effort at all!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

Well it was an empty building. 

Anything worth selling for scrap vanished 15 years ago. 

 

Probably better to have been recycled.

 

Thailand has enough bad air as it is without more from a large fire.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Carlos Primeros said:

Well actually it was not the incinerator which was on fire. The incinerator building is a small distance away from the burning hall and looks still white and clean on a picture I have seen, which was taken from  a bit further away.

 

It seems that the burning hall was used to pack the garbage into big white bags to be shipped to the mainland. There is a big machine which they apparently use for the packing of the bags. And, of course, alot of garbage was buring too...

I notice a lot of stuff has been bagged already, but no sign of it being moved off the island.

I suppose now the bagging will have to stop? 

 

 

Its difficult to see exactly what's going on as they have covered the area with sheeting.....you really couldn't get closer to the proverbial "sweeping it under the carpet"!

 

The thing is he dump is not static, so long as it is there inits current state, it poses a threat to the island....fires, seepage, water pollution, soil pollution are not contained to the one spot this could affect the island for years to come.

 

BTW The road next to the dump seems to have been used for overflow dumping, it is just a canyon of rubbish running up the side of the site.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, wilcopops said:

Any incinerator will not solve the problem as they also produce a lot of pollution.

the incinerator there has been inoperative for 7 years or so........I guess it doesn't matter if it's burnt down.

 

Of more concern would be anyone down wind of that fire and the fumes could be deadly.     

There is also the problem of anything like asbestos fallout or any other haz-chems that have been left there.

On top of that there is all the stuff that is washed into the ground and drains by the firefighting equipment.

This will of course not be fully addressed.

What has been washed into the water table is NOTHING to the years of rainfall leaching pollutants into the soil and watercourses.  It will take decades after the whole thing has gone to deem any water in that area safe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, off road pat said:

Is it insured ??? it costed millions and never worked .... !!! very convenient  if the insurance will pay for a new one !!!

The financial basis around this is a mystery.  Firstly - the Government monies allocated to Koh Samui are based on population.  That does not include the transient tourist population - residents only so the amount of allocated money, in reality, is very disproportional.  Secondly - in line with the national trend involving corruption, I see no reason to believe this region would be unique - - - - Just sayin'

There have been proposals to build new facilities which included very good viable methods based on European systems which are actually profitable processes, producing usable energy in the destruction of the rubbish but these have been given the "Not Thai go away" treatment

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lenny Jones said:

What has been washed into the water table is NOTHING to the years of rainfall leaching pollutants into the soil and watercourses.  It will take decades after the whole thing has gone to deem any water in that area safe.

the tip has been there unplanned for over 7 years - this means the site wasn't prepared for ny particular type of waste - e.g. industrial, restaurant hotel or domestic........that means it has probably been seeping into the water table for 7 years. Once in the ground it enters the water table which in turn pollutes wells etc and then seeps on into the sea, polluting reefs and fisheries.

Without doubt their is drainage from agriculture on top of this and hotels etc have been known to dump raw sewerage into the sea.........this includes cleaning chemicals etc.

 

A lot of this has occurred because there has never been an effective or comprehensive system on Samui for dealing with the enormous amount of waste generated by tourism and its supporting industries.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Golden beaches, nubile women, lush forests, fluttering palm trees, Koh Samokie, your own corner of Paradise nearly lost.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonder whether rich Thai families will make donation to rebuild this monument.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Momofarang said:

Wonder whether rich Thai families will make donation to rebuild this monument.

Probably rich mainlanders, in order to keep the rubbish on the island?

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Probably rich mainlanders, in order to keep the rubbish on the island?

It is already being bagged for shipment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Troll post removed.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would the song, "On Top of Old Smokie" apply here.  Joking apart, at least they have finally succeeded in getting rid of some of the garbage they have for some unknown reason been saving.

'nuf sed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, wotsdermatter said:

Would the song, "On Top of Old Smokie" apply here.  Joking apart, at least they have finally succeeded in getting rid of some of the garbage they have for some unknown reason been savin

'nuf sed.

But the waste, pollution and damage caused by putting out the fire may actually exceed any benefits of indiscriminately burning the garbage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...