10/04/2011 04:55 pm ET | Updated Dec 04, 2011

The True Cost of Coal - Jharia Coal Mine, India

The Jharia coal mine in the Jharkhand State of India has been described as "hell on earth" for reasons made clear in the images below, but also because there has been underground coal fires burning here for nearly a century. Greenpeace was there recently to document the living and working conditions for the people of Jharia.

Hell on Earth - The True Cost of Coal