Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited, the Jharkhand government's thermal power plant, discharges all ash into the Katel river, which ends up choking its entry into Tenughat dam
Ash water discharge from Raichur thermal power station is polluting the Krishna river, says Raghavendra Kushtagi of Jan Sangram Parishat. There have been many instances of crocodile deaths in the river due to rising levels of pollution
Singrauli power plant: National Thermal Power Corporation's Singrauli power plant in Madhya Pradesh is discharging unsettled supernatant water from the ash pond into Rihand dam, polluting the only water source in the area
Obra thermal power station: Uttar Pradesh's state-owned Obra thermal power plant discharges ash slurry directly into the Son river. Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment found mercury accumulation in the fish of this polluted river
Anpara thermal power station: Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited's Anpara plant discharges ash slurry directly into Rihand dam. Water in the reservoir is entirely contaminated by effluent discharges from industries in the area. The National Green Tribunal in May 2014 ordered installation of zero discharge facilities in all industries in the area
The ash pipes of Chandrapur thermal power station in Maharashtra have several leaks. "The river runs white during monsoons due to ash washing into it. Though complaints have been sent to the authorities, the leaks continue," says Shankar Jadhav, a farmer from Chandrapur
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