If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
The price of economic growth.


The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.


Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby factories, and sometimes, dumping by local residents.  

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This March, more than 2,000 dead pigs were found floating in a Shanghai river, a main water source for the city's 23 million residents. 

Polluted water sources have been linked to a rise in "cancer villages," or areas where cancer rates are high among people who live along tainted waterways.  

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