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Decades of coal mining in Shanxi Province is causing towns to sink and will force more than 650,000 people to move by the end of 2017

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rovincial officials estimate that mining operations have caused more than $10 billion in environmental damage, while the national government plans to spend $11 billion on cleanup over the next five years.
11 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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