Category: China Pollution

Shandong farmers use water for drinking and irrigation from a river as black as ink

(January 17, 2007) First part in a series of articles on China’s pollution crisis. Hundreds of thousands of farmers must use filthy water for drinking and irrigation. The economies of entire farming and fishing villages have been destroyed. Authorities do not seem concerned and do not stop the pollution or help locals whilst local governments are more interested in increasing industrial developments.