Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Coal-Power-Plant-in-Inner-Mongolia-27MZIFV2OW_P.htmlConceptually similarCalcium Carbide Slag in Inner MongoliaGP047A7Completed★★★★★★Calcium Carbide Slag in Inner MongoliaGP047A6Completed★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479SCompleted★★★★Air Pollution in Inner MongoliaGP0479ZCompleted★★★★★★★Degraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479TCompleted★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479XCompleted★★★★Honghuaerji Reservoir in Inner MongoliaGP047A8Completed★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047ACCompleted★★★★★★★Cows Near Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047A9Completed★★★★View AllGP0479YCoal Power Plant in Inner MongoliaDark smoke emits from stacks owned by Hemeihongjun Aluminum Electricity Company of the China Power Investment Corporation. On condition of anonymity, an employee of the corporation claims that the corporation has violated regulations by shutting down the dust removal devices and desulphurisation devices of the power plant. Ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest.Locations:China-East Asia-Inner MongoliaDate:16 Apr, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Chimneys-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Day-Drinking water-Drought-Fields-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Power stations-Smoke-Water-Water supply structures-Wind energy-Wind turbinesShoot:Coal Industry Threatens Water Supply in ChinaA new Greenpeace report entitled 'Thirsty Coal: A Water Crisis Exacerbated by China’s New Mega Coal Power Bases' shows that ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest. This huge amount of water will be used for the water-intensive coal extraction, forcing deterioration of arid grassland and forcing herders to seek alternative livelihoods. Northwestern provinces such as Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Ningxia, where 11 of these coal bases are situated, will see their water supply capacity severely challenged in three years.