China solar company pledges toxic waste cleanup
A sewage exit discharging untreated wastewater in Jiangsu Province, China. Photo source: © Greenpeace
Jiangsu is located along the east coast of the country. Jiangsu has a coastline of over one thousand kilometers along the Yellow Sea, and the Yangtze River passes through its southern parts. Jiangsu borders Shandong in the north, Anhui to the west, and Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Wikipedia.
A solar panel maker targeted by violent protests over pollution from one of its factories in eastern China has apologized and says it will do what’s necessary to clean it up…
The Warriors of Qiugang: A Chinese Village Fights Back
Excerpts; By e 360 Yale
The Warriors of Qiugang, a e360 Yale video, was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Like many villages in China’s industrial heartland, Qiugang — a hamlet of nearly 1,900 people in Anhui province — has long suffered from runaway pollution from nearby factories. In Qiugang’s case, three major enterprises with little or no pollution controls churned out chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, turning the local river black, killing fish and wildlife, and filling the air with foul fumes that burned residents’ eyes and throats and sickened children.
The Warriors of Qiugang – Movie Trailer
Villagers in China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their land and water. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.
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