Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
One of the main reasons given for nationalising the coalmines of India was to protect workers from accidents. What followed was large-scale destruction of the environment. Now, the danger is not just from accidents that kill. For the residents of coal towns, the future is like a tunnel in a mine. There is no light at the end. Only coal. And accidents. Down To Earth takes a fresh glance at life and death in some of India's coal towns