A flotilla of fishing boats greet the Rainbow Warrior in Thailand

Sichon, Nakhon Si Thammarat,Thailand, 22 September 2010 – Community leaders from Sichon meet with the crew on board the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior. The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Nakhon Si Thamarat province today to a colourful reception by a flotilla of about forty fishing boats and local communities from Sichon who are opposing Thai government’s plans of setting up a nuclear power plant in the province. Greenpeace is calling on the Thai government and the National Energy Policy Council to get smart and phase out dirty coal and dangerous nuclear energy from the 2010 Power Development Plan, and instead invest in sustainable and long term solutions Thailand’s 2010 Power Development Plan (PDP) has identified 17 potential sites for nuclear power plants in 9 different provinces including Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in Ban Talet, Ban Thon