torsdag 23. mars 2017

Can China fix its mammoth water crisis before it's too late?

The residents of Dawu, in central China's Henan province, say they are being killed by their water. The Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River, passes near the village and has been heavily polluted for more than a decade -- photos show children playing by mountains of pink foam. One villager, Wu Zongjun, says pollution has spread to the underground basins and water they use for irrigation. "(Now) there are people passing away due to cancer every year," he says, adding he personally knew more than 20 people diagnosed in his village since 2010. Read more