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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sadly Made In China



9. In Ma’anshan, Anhui province (安徽马鞍山), along the Yangtze River there are many small-scaled Iron selection factories and plastic processing plants. Large amounts of sewage discharged into the Yangtze River June 18, 2009


Speechless.

-- Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”


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6. Guiyu, Guangdong province, (广东省贵屿镇) rivers and reservoirs have been contaminated, the villager is washing in a seriously polluted pond. November 25, 2005



40. Zhangyuzhuan village by the Hong River in Xiping county, Henan province, (河南省西平县洪河边的张于庄村) 22-year-old Zhu Xiaoyan (朱小燕) had a tumor in her stomach in 2007. She died after number of hospital treatments on July 2008. 4-year-old girl with her grandfather came to her mother’s tomb. April 2 2009

(If this last photo doesn't make you choke up, you are soulless.)

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More at China Hush. Hat tip to FriskoDude.

This is the economic miracle they are talking about. Chinese capitalism; an environmental disaster. "Disaster" is actually not a big enough word for the un-policed degradation goes on in that corrupt crony-run country...

E@L

2 comments:

dh said...

How long would it take a few blokes to drag a net through that pond? I mean really.

Hunter-Gatherer said...

The pictures are like a dystopic version of 'Waterlilies'. There is no question that catching up on Western progress comes with a high price tag.

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