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


-- 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.”


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.)


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...



Dick Headley said...

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

Stephen Folan 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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