Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

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Sand barge, Hong Kong. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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The city of Qingdao in Shandong Province is known for its sandy beaches, wild beer festival and its unique architecture. But recent visitors might have noticed something else: ugly dredging vessels pumping sea sand to be used for construction projects.

Boats deliver the sand to construction sites including airports, highways and homes…

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