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Datong 1 : les mines de charbon


Rene Limbourg

DATONG, LA PLUS IMPORTANTE VILLE MINIERE EN CHINE La Chine devrait, d’ici 2010, devenir le premier émetteur de gaz à effet de serre dans le monde. Avec la croissance économique de la Chine accouplée à son besoin grandissant d’énergie, le pays passerait devant les Etats-Unis plus tôt que prévu, selon des responsables de l'Agence internationale de l'énergie (AIE) cités par le Financial Times. L'explosion des émissions de gaz en Chine est, en partie, le résultat d'une forte dépendance au charbon pour produire de l'électricité. 70% de l'électricité chinoise provient de centrales thermiques fonctionnant au charbon. Située à 280 kilomètres à l’ouest de Pékin, la ville de Datong est connue pour donner un prolongement industriel au bassin charbonnier – le plus important en Chine – dont elle est le centre principal. On dénombre 500 000 mineurs employés dans la région. Beaucoup vivent et travaillent dans les immenses cités minières qui regroupent jusqu’à 40 000 habitants pour la plus grande. D’autres travaillent aussi dans des dizaines de milliers de petites mines privées, souvent illégales aux conditions de sécurité précaire. En 2006, les accidents miniers ont fait plus de 4 700 morts en Chine. Selon d’autres chiffres non-officiels, on parle jusqu’à 10 000 morts par an. Reportage sur cinq séjours entre 2002 et 2006.


 

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Vue sur la place de la gare de Datong. Il fait moins 30 degres.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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"Let's unite in the struggle. Let's work hard." Billboard in a coal-mining city

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Worker in mine number 9 in Datong.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/04/2004

 

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Miner statue in the mine number one in Datong.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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A worker in front of his mine.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Mine d'etat numero 9 de Datong.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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6.30 am. Mine number 1 in Datong. The miner changes his clothes and put them in a bundle before working.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Mine number 1 in datong. Miners are ready to work.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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7.00 am. Mine number 1 in Datong. A miner is waiting outside to get down to the mine.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Break for women workers

Datong, Shanxi, China - 25/11/2005

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong. Miners are in the lift.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong. Miners are in the lift.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Mine number one in Datong. Machine room.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Une femme fait le tri du charbon.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Women workers on conveyor belt. They earn 700 kuais (80 US$) per month

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Women workers on conveyor belt. They earn 700 kuais (80 US$) per month.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Mine de charbon numero 1

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Women worker is watching the conveyor belt. She earns 700 kuais (80 US$) per month.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong. 80 tons of coal in each wagon.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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"Coal-mine shaft"

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong. 80 tons of coal in each wagon.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong. Coal Treatment industry.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Mine number 13 in Datong. In winter, the temperature could reach -22 Fahrenheit. A man is going home with some coal on his back.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2003

 

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Empty carriages are descending in one of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2003

 

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One of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2003

 

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One of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Break for a worker in one of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Workers in one of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Les ouvriers trient et stockent le charbon pour les livraisons. Chaque habitant de la cite miniere a droit a un certain quota de charbon pour se chauffer.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China - 15/06/2005

 

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Worker in one of the many private mines in Datong. Each year about 10 000 people died accidently in chinese mines.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002

 

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Mine number 9 in Datong. A worker is waiting in front of this State mine.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2005

 

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Mine number one in Datong. At the end of the working day.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/05/2003

 

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Mine number one in Datong. At the end of the working day.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/05/2003

 

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In the lock room before the shower.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2003

 

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Showe

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/07/2003

 

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BAth

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2003

 

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Bath

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/11/2003

 

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Mine number one in Datong. At the end of the working day. A worker is destressing and waiting for the shower.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 15/05/2003

 

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Mine number 1 in Datong.

Datong, Shanxi, China - 20/12/2002



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