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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:01 PM

China now has up to 400 “cancer villages,” and the government only just admitted it

Gwynn Guilford — February 22, 2013

China’s “growth at all costs” approach to development has meant industries can spew waste pretty much wherever they want. Drinking water sources? Sure. Farmland? Fine. That approach has poisoned entire towns, sending cancer rates soaring.

There are now so many that they’ve earned their own moniker: “cancer villages.” Conservative estimates have found more than 100 of them in China. But the number of cancer villages could be as high as 400, though, say recent reports.

At least the government is now acknowledging their existence. This admission came in its newly unveiled plan to curb the release of toxic chemicals—a major move considering these matters pose potential threats to its stability.

China’s water pollution is visibly rampant. Investigative journalist Deng Fei recently launched a top-trending campaign on Sina Weibo inviting users to upload photos of their hometown rivers.



http://qz.com/55928/china-now-has-up-to-400-cancer-villages-and-the-government-only-just-admitted-it/

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n2doc Feb 2013 OP
Purplehazed Feb 2013 #1
Gregorian Feb 2013 #2
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lovuian Feb 2013 #4

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:05 PM

1. Where do you shop?

Walmart, Home Depot, other big boxes. Besides putting your locals out of business this is what you are supporting.

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Response to Purplehazed (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:42 PM

2. We're all responsible for this. But it doesn't matter where you shop. It's all made in China.

Chances are even made in USA products are only assembled here.

It's a disaster. 7 billion people. That's the root of it. So really, if you breed you're supporting it. But it's a more inconvenient truth than almost anyone is willing to admit.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:37 PM

3. That would be here, too (EPA funding cuts outlined by GOP)


By DAVID ROGERS | 7/6/11 12:24 PM EDT

House Republicans outlined a new round of spending cuts from environmental agencies Wednesday while denying President Barack Obama any increase for one of his top investment priorities: the National Science Foundation.

Following on April’s budget agreement, the Environmental Protection Agency is again a major target, and the reduced $7.15 billion EPA funding would mean a $1.53 billion or 18 percent cut from current spending, much of which would come at the expense of clean water programs.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58409.html

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:28 PM

4. my fear for the China is they are not going to wake up

Capitalism is a deadly and failed system

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