In pictures: China’s coal industry pollutes the Yellow River basin

In pictures: China’s coal industry pollutes the Yellow River basin

China’s Yellow River – which supplies more than 50 cities and large swathes of China’s agricultural land – is being contaminated by industrial chemicals and its embankments undermined by coal mining according to a field investigation by Greenpeace China.

The investigators also found evidence the coal industry is diverting water from the river, potentially exacerbating serious water scarcity across much of China.

Source: Greenpeace

Photo credits: Greenpeace

Date: December 2014

 


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