Enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes.
Photo: greenpeace.org | Coal ash storm in Shui Mo-tou Village
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 China. Coal ash has now become China’s largest single source of solid waste, due to the country’s heavy reliance on coal.
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