Thirsty Coal

Photo | 2013-07-18

Meng Yunsheng says the well he does have was dug in the early 1980s when he first acquired his own land. The well is only eight meters deep and originally was full up to one meter from the surface. When the Shenhua coal-to-liquid project began extracting water in 2006, the water level in his well gradually fell and is now completely dry.