Coughing up coal

Stirk, Sarah
Date Written:  2014-05-19
Publisher:  Ecologist Film Unit / Ecologist magazine
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX17737

India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Emissions from coal power plants were linked to 80,000 - 150,000 premature deaths in India between 2011 and 2012 alone and to a wide range of diseases from cancers, to respiratory and cardiovascular disorders. Singrauli -- an industrial hub in north central India -- embodies the tragic human toll that a largely unregulated coal industry can extract.

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