REVEALED: True cost of coal in China Video | September 15, 2010 375 million tonnes of toxic coal ash created last year

Video | September 16, 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. Our latest report 'The True Cost of Coal: An Investigation into Coal Ash in China' reveals that coal ash has now become China’s largest single source of solid waste, due to the country’s heavy reliance on coal.