Coal Ash Disposal Site in China

Photo | 2011-12-14

Solidified coal ash at a wet ash pond belonging to the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, Inner Mongolia. The threats of coal combustion waste have been vastly underestimated in China due to regulatory loopholes that allow power companies to freely dump toxic coal ash in the environment, according to Greenpeace’s report, the True Cost of Coal – An Investigation into Coal Ash in China. China's astronomic growth and skyrocketing greenhouse gas emissions both have the same cause: black, sooty coal.