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Abandoned Steel Mills Threaten Public Health

Falling prices, weak demand and mounting debt in China’s steel industry have led to a series of closures and mergers in recent years, leaving many mills abandoned. At China Dialogue, Gao Shengke reports that health risks...

Pollution Leading to Higher Cancer Rates in China

China’s rapid development is creating a number of well-documented environmental problems, which in turn are leading to elevated cancer rates, especially in rural regions. Al Jazeera reports: While rising cancer rates are...

Inside China’s “Cancer Villages”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Kaiman talks to residents of some of China’s hundreds of “cancer villages” about the obstacles to their efforts to seek redress: Yanglingang residents count their home as one of...

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...

China ‘Cancer Village’ Pays Ultimate Price for Growth

Reuters reports on Liukuaizhuang, Tianjin, where one in fifty people have been diagnosed with cancer over the past ten years: Three decades of reforms and opening up since 1978 have transformed China from a rigidly ideological...

Shangba, China’s Village of Death – Sprol looks at Shangba, a village of 3,300 in Guangdong: When a closer look is taken, the people of Shangba have been living with a malevolent curse for years. In fact, this town is now known as “Village of Death.” It has earned this name because, over time, cancer has claimed the lives of approximately […]

Waiting for Death in Fetid Cancer Villages – Mary-Anne Toy

From The Sydney Morning Herald: It has been a long time since the Feng Chan He, the River of Fertility, in Xiditou ran clear and locals could swim and fish. Today it is fetid and silted up, a casualty of the factories that line its banks and that brought unprecedented prosperity to this poor farming […]

China’s ‘Cancer Villages’ Pay Price – Dan Griffiths

From BBC News: Shangba has become one of the country’s growing number of what have been called “cancer villages”. A broad river runs to the side of the village, its shallow waters rippling over smooth stones. What they did not know was that mines further upstream were dumping their waste into it. Scientist Chen Nengchang […]



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