The floating cancer village: Jiangsu

Fifty families of fishermen live in Yanglingang village, in Jiangsu province. They fish for their livelihood and have drunken water from the Yangtze for decades. In the last few years, however, the river has been significantly polluted, and the fishermen noticed that the water has a strange flavor. Since 2003, factory construction has erupted all around Yanglingang. Today the little fishing village is surrounded by power plants, paper-making factories, and chemical plants. Greenpeace together with photographer Lu Guang documented the life and death of this community living "under the pipe".

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Grateful Child says:

The floating cancer village,it makes me cry to see this man and his wife suffering so much. I can only hope your new incoming president will provide ...

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