A Map of China’s Cancer Villages

Chinese reporter Deng Fei and Doubleaf have Google Mapped China’s cancer villages. A screenshot is below. See the Google Map here. The map also provides news report details on each of the listed villages. The following is a portion of that list, translated by CDT: (1) Yancheng City, Funing County, Guhe Township, Yangqiao Village
Jiangnan Times: 2004 report Due to its proximity to an agricultural chemical plant and two chemical factories, this village saw 20 people die of cancer (primarily lung cancer and esophageal cancer) between 2001-2004. Because the air and water were polluted, villagers would cover their mouths with a moist towel while sleeping. Ducks were raised not by the waterside, but rather in pig pens. 盐城市阜宁县古河镇洋桥村
(《江南时报》2004年报道) 因为靠近一家农药厂、两家化工厂,该村于2001—2004年有20多人死于癌症(以肺癌、食道癌为主)。因空气和水污染,村民睡觉时以湿毛巾捂口鼻,鸭子不在水边而在猪圈里放养。 (2) Yancheng City, Funing County, Yangji Township, Dongjin Village
China Business Report: 2008 report After receiving heavy pollution from the Julong chemical factory, 100 villagers died of cancer between 2001-2006 (mainly esophageal cancer and lung cancer). Villagers would eat liver tablets every day. Villagers brought a lawsuit against the chemical factory, but each person would only receive a 70 yuan subsidy. 盐城市阜宁县杨集镇东进村
(《中国经营报》2008年报道) 受巨龙化工厂严重污染,2001—2006年5年间死于癌症(以食道癌、肺癌为主)的村民近100人,村民每天吃护肝片。化工厂曾被村民起诉,只开出每人70块钱的补助条件。 (3-4) Zhenjiang City, Dantu Region, Gaoqiao Township, Gaoqiao Village
Zhenjiang City, Dantu Region, Huangxu Township, Shimen Village
China Environmental News: 2004 report Due to the pollution of the drainage network, treatments for malignancies at the regional hospital began to increase in 1997. 71% of those treated came from southeast village townships that were fairly economically developed. 镇江市丹徒区高桥镇高桥村
镇江市丹徒区黄墟镇土门村
(《中国环境报》2004年报道) 因水系污染,仅在区医院收治的恶性肿瘤病人从1997年起呈显著上升趋势,71%是来自本区经济比较发达的东南部乡镇。 (5) Nanchang City, Xinjian County, Wangcheng Township, *****
Jiangnan Metropolis Paper: 2004 report When a chemical factory’s polluted water flowed into rice paddies, the paddies’ seedlings were all blackened. In 2004, in 80 households, nearly 20 people contracted cancer. Laryngeal cancer and lung cancer were the main types of cancer. 南昌市新建县望城镇璜溪垦殖场 (《江南都市报》2004年报道) 从化工厂里外漏的污水流进水稻田,将田里的水稻苗全部染黑。2004年,80户人家近20人患癌,以喉癌、肺癌为主。 (6) Yushan County, ...
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7 Responses to A Map of China’s Cancer Villages

  1. hurdurr.. says:

    why is Canton on the Map to?

  2. benito says:

    fortumnatelkly., chona is a huge country , were,amy rivers and lakes are still clean . Those china haters intentionally don’t focus on Heilongjiang, Neimongku, Xinjiang,and Xizhang ., for obvious reason.

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