Thailand: Large spill coats popular tourist beach in oil

Posted on July 29, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Stories, Travel News reports that Thai navy personnel on Monday battled to clean up a major oil slick which coated a beach on a popular tourist island in a national park after a pipeline leak. Roughly 50,000 litres of crude oil gushed into the sea on Saturday about 20 kilometres off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong, operator PTT Global Chemical said. The oil reached Ao Phrao beach on the island of Ko Samet where hundreds of navy personnel, national park officials, company workers and villagers raced to remove it. Read article

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