More than 70 percent of China’s rivers and lakes are polluted
Underground water supplies in 90 percent of Chinese cities are contaminated.
Industrial refuse dumped illegally into local rivers have cost the lives of innumerable Chinese . The situation worsening after the setting up of 25 industries in 1992.
Wei of Wuli village became an environmental activist after she removed 2 lumps from her lymph nodes which the doctor claimed was environment related. Other 60 Wuli residents too have contracted cancer.
The irony is that fines being so cheap factory owners have no problem paying.Worse still, the government and factory official are so corrupt that all measures fail terribly.
Jiangsu province bears the same brunt.
In Yixing city water pollution is so acute that Premier Wen Jiabao ws compelled to tell Chinese annual parliamentary session that the unbridled economic expansion of the past two decades severely damage the nation’s environment.
What is most disheartening is that with economic priorities in mind the repeated calls for a nation wide action goes to the wind. So as the nation prospers its citizens slowy die.