The Akalntara Power Station, also known as the millstone power station, is a coal-fired power plant that produces electricity for about 4,000 homes in the small town of Akalta in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
It is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of the town of Karwar in the northern state of Gujarat.
The Akaltaras power plant was constructed in the 1960s to provide power to Karwar’s coal mines, but in recent years, the plant has been plagued by safety problems and is under the watch of India’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
The EPA has been conducting a probe into the plant, and in September 2016, the agency ordered the plant shut down.
A few months later, India’s Supreme Court ruled that the EPA could shut down the plant again, citing “faulty construction.”
The EPA ordered the EPA to shut down its coal-burning power plant in Akaltaria, India, in March 2016, citing faulty construction.
EPA/Hindu Institute of Mining and Energy/AP