At first I could not believe my eyes. We were driving along a rugged dirt road in a protected forest in Kanchanaburi. Then, all of a sudden, a vast barren landscape covered with a thick white mass sprang up in the midst of green tropical forest.
What on earth could this bizarre sight possibly be?
Welcome to the Kemco mine. Welcome to its sea of lead residue that stretches as far as the eye can see, glistening in the sun and killing all the plants along its destructive path.