It ain’t sexy. It’s toxic coal ash. (video)

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Sep 15, 2010
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Enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes.

Photo: | 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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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


One Response to “It ain’t sexy. It’s toxic coal ash. (video)”

  1. Randi Young says:

    This is so ridiculous! I can't stand to watch things like this and know that it's simply because their government- the people with financial control- do not CARE whether or not these families can farm. (Or EAT, for that matter!) This is really heart-breaking. Thanks for posting, Lynn.