Coal in Thailand
The large Mae Moh coal burning power plant releasing smoke from its stacks at dawn. The power plant turns off most of its the smoke in the daytime then starts again at night. Mae Moh was Thailand's first and largest coal-powered plant. It is also located next to Thailand's only source of coal, a vast open surface mine. For years the local villagers have complained that the power-plant is causing all kinds of health issues but these claims are largely ignored by the owner of the plant.
Salt of the Earth
A salt worker holds a huge slab of salt she pulled out of Lake Katwe in Western Uganda. The lake sits in an extinct volcano and the salt forms at the bottom of the lake where it must be broken in to manageable sized pieces and brought to the surface. Full of pollutants and blistering heat makes working in the lake very hard.