Reportage: China Coal Boom: China Coal Pollution

Miners at the state run Jinhuagong coal mine prepare to descend into the mine. Over 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, a soaring demand that puts production before safety.Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China.Photo © J.B. Russell
China Coal Pollution, November 2005

Miners at the state run Jinhuagong coal mine prepare to descend into the mine. Over 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, a soaring demand that puts production before safety. 

Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 

Photo © J.B. Russell