Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Coal-Ash-Disposal-in-China-27MZIFI8UVMU.htmlConceptually similarCoal Ash Disposal in ChinaGP02COXCompleted★★★★★★Industrial Park alongside the Yellow River in ChinaGP0STORKICompleted★★★★★★Coal Ash Disposal Site in ChinaGP026HXCompleted★★★★Industrial Park Behind the Yellow River in ChinaGP0STORKHCompleted★★★★Coal Ash Disposal Site in ChinaGP026HVCompleted★★★★Dead Ducks in Polluted Yellow River in ChinaGP0STORK0Completed★★★★Coal Ash Disposal Site in ChinaGP026IHCompleted★★★★Coal Ash Disposal Site in ChinaGP026HUCompleted★★★★Coal Ash Pond in ChinaGP026ILCompleted★★★★View AllGP02COYCoal Ash Disposal in ChinaTrucks continue to dump coal ash into a valley that has already been nearly filled with this toxic solid waste. Wind lifts up the coal ash high into the sky at this disposal site belonging to the Dawukou Power Plant, in Shizuishan, Ningxia.Locations:Asia-China-NingxiaDate:8 Mar, 2011Credit:© Liu Feiyue / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4080px X 2720pxKeywords:Air pollution-Chemicals-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal-fired power stations-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Mountains-Outdoors-Pollutants-Pollution-Toxics (campaign title)-Trucks-Waste disposal-WeatherShoot:Coal Dust Storms in ChinaThe sand storms originate in the arid and semi-arid areas of northwest China and Central Asia. Strong winds carry sand and dust into the north and east of China, damaging the health of both people and livestock, and hurting industrial and agricultural production.Coal ash that has been dumped in disposal sites without first being properly handled is easily whipped up into the atmosphere by strong winds, mixing into dust storm and traveling thousands of kilometres. But even more worrying is that this coal ash contains a high concentration of heavy metals and other toxic pollutants, including arsenic, selenium, lead and mercury. The presence of coal ash has transformed the physical and chemical composition of dust storms which now pose a serious threat to people’s health.