The toxic cost of coal in China

Grave dangers face those living next to ash disposal sites connected to Chinese power stations

China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, according to Greenpeace. While investigating 14 power plants around the country in 2010 activists found many ash disposal sites situated illegally close to villages and residential areas, with terrible consequences for the people who live there…

Useful links: Greenpeace International

Source: http://www.theecologist.org/tv_and_radio/tv/791547/the_toxic_cost_of_coal_in_china.html

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