We can’t see air pollution, I guess that makes it easier to ignore the problem. Well, in my visit to coal-fired thermal power plants, I didn’t just see the pollution - I tasted it and dusted it out of my hair. Guess what else we found?
Imagine that children under the age of 5 living in areas surrounding coal-fired power plants are the worst affected. They are coughing up coal ash and that’s just the start of the shocking stories my team came across in our visit to coal plants in Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh.
My team and I recently visited coal-fired thermal power plants in Tamil Nadu and Chhatisgarh and saw first hand the unseen side of these plants as they severely affect the lives of people living in the vicinity. This update is especially important to you. More than 1 Lakh Indians have joined the Clean Air Nation movement, and they now hope to see you do something about the air pollution crisis in India.
In recent developments, the go-ahead to reopen the Badarpur power plant1near Delhi turned out to be a disappointing move by the government. We, Indians, expect the government to enforce stricter guidelines and keep a check on the amount of pollutants released by these plants. Find out more on how coal is deteriorating the quality of the air we breathe, and destroying our natural resources.
Olivier, several reports have established the urgency to tackle this issue. Toxic matter that we are breathing is slowly affecting our health in unimaginable ways. With you on board, we are confident that we’ll reclaim our air!
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1. Reopening of Badarpur power plant a setback: Greenpeace - http://bit.ly/2mPOOq9