Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Yellow-River-Polluted-Banks-in-China-27MZIF3VGRQJ.htmlConceptually similarYellow River Highway Bridge in ChinaGP0STORJSCompleted★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FKACompleted★★★★Coal Banner Action Along the Yellow RiverGP0STORKJCompleted★★★★★★Coal Banner Action Along the Yellow RiverGP0STORKKCompleted★★★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FK8Completed★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FKJCompleted★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FK4Completed★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FK7Completed★★★★Open-pit Coal Mining in Inner MongoliaGP04FKBCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STORK8Yellow River Polluted Banks in ChinaSince the 1970s, the coal mines in this region started to take over the river and without authorization began building embankments. After 2010, under the guise of "mine restoration" they began practicing open cast mining. The banks of the Yellow River have turned gray-black.Locations:Asia-China-Inner Mongolia-Yellow RiverDate:14 Aug, 2014Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5760px X 3240pxKeywords:Aerial view-Chemicals-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal mines-Coal mining-Day-Industrial landscapes-KWCI (GPI)-Open-pit mining-Outdoors-Pollution-River pollution-Rivers-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Water pollutionShoot:Coal Projects Threaten the Yellow River in ChinaDocumentation of damage to the Yellow River, caused by the rampant expansion of coal industrial projects. The Yellow River is one of the longest and most important, fragile and iconic waterways in China. Greenpeace investigations have revealed an open-pit coal mine undermining the embankment of the Yellow River in Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia China. Massive cluster of coal processing plants are operated at dozens of industrial parks spanning hundreds of miles along the Yellow River. All these projects are highly energy, water and carbon intensive, and discharge huge amounts of waste water and flue gas.Greenpeace calls for an immediate halt of operations at this and other coal industrial projects that threaten the Yellow River, and urges the Chinese authorities to speed up the upgrade to a more reasonable energy mix with more ambitious boosts to the renewable energy sector.