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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Don't swim here

An ash pond is an engineered structure for the disposal of bottom ash and fly ash. The wet disposal of ash into ash ponds is the most common ash disposal method but other methods include dry disposal in landfills. Currently, South Africa is one of the seven largest coal-producing and one of the top five coal-exporting countries in the world. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jassen Todorov