A Decade Of Struggle: The Ordos Grasslands

A state-owned Chinese coal company is over exploiting groundwater and illegally dumping toxic industrial waste water, highlighting the need to curb the country's burgeoning coal industry, Greenpeace has revealed.

The Shenhua Group, the world's biggest coal producer by volume, is exploiting water resources in Inner Mongolia at a shocking scale. Shenhua's operations have sparked social unrest and caused severe ecological damage including desertification, impacting farmers and herders who are facing reduced water supplies.

For more information: www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/thirsty-coal-2/

The expansive facilities of the Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Project. Operational since 2008, the facility had an initial investment of 15 billion RMB with annual output of 1 million tons of oil, which is planned to grow to 5 million tons.

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