Coal Ash in India - A compendium of Disasters, Environmental and Health Risks

Between 2020 and June 2020, several ash pond accidents have been reported across India. These accidents have caused deaths, extensive pollution of the water, air, soil and loss of property. Unfortunately, the public outrage associated with coal ash pollution remains limited to big disasters. The slow poisoning of communities living around ash containment pond goes unnoticed. In the last nine years, six major coal ash accidents have taken place at the coal-fired power plants in the region, reveals a scientific report. Despite this, they are complying with environmental norms.