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Toxic Winds: Coal Ash in Sandstorms

Image gallery | 2011-04-13

June

Image | 2010-09-15 at 6:00

June, 2010. A "coal ash storm" in Shuimotou Village, Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, where Shentou No.2 Power Plant is located.

Hey China! That dust-filled air you're breathing is toxic

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2012-04-27

Beijing residents this morning woke up to grey skies and a thick layer of dust on their cars and bicycles. Greenpeace campaigners headed out onto the streets dressed as themal power plant workers with huge posters of China's coal...

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 2010-09-17 at 15:05

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 12:10

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 12:03

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 11:58

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.

The arrival of the Shentou Number 2 Power

Image | 2010-09-16 at 6:00

The arrival of the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant's coal ash disposal site has irrevocably changed Mayi Village, which dates back to the Tang dynasty. Leakages from ash ponds have raised the groundwater and flooded the villagers’ cellars; cattle...

July to August 2010

Image | 2010-09-16 at 17:00

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 11:56

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...

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