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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 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...

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.

July to August 2010

Image | 2010-09-16 at 19:00

July to August 2010. After filling each coal ash disposal site, the Yuanbaoshan Power Plant, in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, covers the ash pile with dirt and then plants crops on top. It is meant to control the dust against wind dispersal, but...

The Togtoh Power Station belongs to the China

Image | 2010-09-15 at 13:56

The Togtoh Power Station belongs to the China Datang Corp, one of the country’s Big Five power companies, and has an installed capacity of 5.4GW. One of Asia’s biggest thermal power stations, it produces about 4.6 million tons of coal ash every...

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 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...

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