Pollution China Photo Essay

April 15, 2009 “In Some areas of China people’s lives were threatened because of the environmental pollution.

Residents suffering from all kinds of obscured diseases, the cancer villages, increase of deformed babies, these were the results of sacrificing environment and blindly seeking economical gain.” – Lu Guang 22. Inner Mongolia province Heilonggui (黑龙贵) Industrial District, the couple who worked at the Plaster Kiln and just got home. Villagers from Kang village in Linfen City, Shanxi Province (山西省临汾市下康村) due to long-term consumption of the polluted water contaminated by industrial waste, there were 50 people who have cancer and cerebral thrombosis.

The numerous hospital treatments were not effective. Zhaozhuang village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province (河南省舞钢市洪河边的赵庄村), 66-year-old Zhao Bingkun suffering from esophageal cancer since 2004, after the second surgery, treatment cost already have reached over 200,000 yuan. Linfen City in Shanxi province (山西临汾市) is seriously polluted area. Kong Zhenlan (孔贞兰) in Qi town (祁县) who was making a living by recycling trash adopted 25 abandoned children. Xuanwei (宣威) in Yunnan province is a cancer village.

His condition is in late stage, he is having fever everyday, waiting for death. Zhaozhuang village by the Hong River in Wugang City, Henan province (洪河边的河南省西平县张于庄村), Gao Wanshun’s (高万顺) wife died of cancer. Farmers after working in the cotton fields for 2 hours are filled with coal ashes. Salt factory worker in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province (江苏连云港) said angrily, “when the wind blowing towards our side, the foul smell from the chemical factories is unbearable. Every year there are more than 20 people die of cancer.

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.” 1.

However they did not, the sewage pipe was extended 1500 meters under the Yangtze River and releasing the sewage there. Soil by Yangtze River, was polluted by Anhui Province Ma’anshan Chemical Industrial District (安徽省马鞍山化工园区). Large amount of the industrial wastewater flowed to Yellow River from Inner Mongolia Lasengmiao Industrial District (内蒙古拉僧庙工业园区) every day. A Large amount of the chemical wastewater discharged into Yangtze River from Zhenjiang Titanium mill (镇江市钛粉厂) every day.

Less than 1,000 meters away downstream is where the water department of Danyang City gets its water from. In Haimen city, Jiangsu province Chemical Industrial District sewage treatment Plant (江苏省海门市化工园区污水处理厂) discharged wastewater into Yangtze River. Hebei Province Shexian Tianjin Iron and steel plant (河北省涉县天津钢铁厂) is a heavily polluting company. There are over 100 chemical plants in Jiangsu province coastal industry district.

Residents tell CNN what it's like to live in the smog-cloaked city.

Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City.

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