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Mercury rising: China takes part in mercury control talks

Feature Story | 2011-11-03 at 20:23

This week government representatives from all parts of the world, including China, are finishing talks in Nairobi for decreasing the use of mercury. China has a rather large stake in the talks; seeing that coal-burning power plants – the...

Coal

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 12:44

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This makes burning coal the single greatest threat facing our climate. A huge portion of China's carbon dioxide emissions come from burning coal. If we are to...

Toxic Coal Ash is China’s Single Largest Source of Solid Waste

Press release | 2010-09-15 at 8:00

Beijing, 15 Sept 2010 – China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, Greenpeace says in its latest report The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in...

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 2010-09-17 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution from a coal ash disposal site belonging to the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Many of the villages around the landfill are very polluted. The villagers have reported the...

Greenpeace activists investigate a coal ash

Image | 2010-09-17 at 16:53

Greenpeace activists investigate a coal ash disposal site that belongs to the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia. The disposal site is located in a small valley, which the power plant has divided into more than 10 sections. One...

The people of Mayi villager have reported

Image | 2010-09-16 at 8:00

The people of Mayi villager have reported the problems of coal ash pollution to the Shentou Number 2 Power Station several times, but to no avail. The power station’s only response has been to merely continue with its “ecological management” that...

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 2010-09-17 at 17:05

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution from a coal ash disposal site belonging to the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. This disposal site does not have any safeguards – not even retaining walls – to protect against...

Zhao Picheng’s home in Shuimotou village

Image | 2010-09-17 at 14:10

Zhao Picheng’s home in Shuimotou village has been ruined by the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Continued leakage from the plant’s coal ash pond has raised groundwater levels, flooding cellars in the village. Extended...

A brooding evening rainstorm partially obscures

Image | 2010-09-17 at 14:03

A brooding evening rainstorm partially obscures the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. Its ash pond is in the foreground.

Ash chokes the sky above a coal ash dam owned

Image | 2010-09-17 at 13:58

Ash chokes the sky above a coal ash dam owned by the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant, in Shuimotou village, Shuozhou, Shanxi province. With even the lightest wind, the tiny particles take flight, blotting out the sky like a thick sandstorm of ash.

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