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Severe Water Pollution in China

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  • 1. A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province July 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) 1 HAND PLAY
  • 2. Water pollution in China Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China's water supplies to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth. --Yahoo News 2
  • 3. A man swims in the algae-covered Han River in Wuhan, Hubei province, on 11 June, 2014.(Reuters) 3
  • 4. 4 The Shuogang group steel factory on the outskirts of Beijing. Despite the government promising to close many major polluting factories within city limits following the 2008 Olympics several are still operating behind closed doors. At dawn every day the factory waste-water pipe illegally spews hazardous chemicals into a local lake.
  • 5. A garbage collector walks next to an algae covered beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 31, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) 5
  • 6. A boy tries to avoid scattered rubbish floating on a flooded street in Shantou, Guangdong province, on 23 August, 2013.(Reuters) 6
  • 7. A fisherman holds his fishing net in his mouth in a polluted river in Wuhan, Hubei province, on 21 June, 2011.(Reuters) 7
  • 8. 8 Workers collect dead fish at a park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, November 5, 2013. More than 10,000 fish were found dead in a smelly lake inside a park, near a drain where sewage flows into the lake. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
  • 9. A worker looks at a photographer from a door of a factory manufacturing screws and nuts next to a polluted river in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province March 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) 9
  • 10. A resident of Wuhan, China, cleared dead fish from the Fu River . Tests showed extremely high levels of ammonia downstream from a chemical plant. September 4, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) 10
  • 11. A man sits atop a drain as he fishes at a polluted canal in central Beijing on October 26, 2010. (REUTERS/David Gray) 11
  • 12. A tourist boat, decorated with green lights, travels on the Pearl River amid heavy haze in Guangzhou, Guangdong province March 3, 2014. China’s environment ministry has vowed to ‘harshly punish’ factories and power plants that contributed to a hazardous smog which enveloped much of Northern China. (REUTERS/Alex Lee) 12
  • 13. A fisherman wades in Chaohu Lake, covered in blue-green algae, in Chaohu city, Anhui province, July 19, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) 13
  • 14. An algae-covered river is seen in Shanghai, China(Reuters) 14
  • 15. A worker collects catfish for disposal in a polluted pond in Haikou, Hainan province, September 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) 15
  • 16. Fishermen walk through the muddy bottom of a polluted canal collecting fish in central Beijing on October 21, 2010. (REUTERS/David Gray) 16
  • 17. A dead fish floats in water filled with blue-green algae at the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province August 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) 17
  • 18. A woman walks on a bridge over a polluted river at a suburban area of Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province February 18, 2011. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) 18
  • 19. A worker rows a boat in Chaohu Lake, filled with blue-green algae, in Hefei, Anhui province July 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Stringer) 19
  • 20. Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province July 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) 20
  • 21. A child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished, on the outskirts of Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province, January 12, 2013. (REUTERS/William Hong) 21
  • 22. A resident washes clothes in a polluted pond in Xiangfan, Hubei province, March 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) 22
  • 23. A journalist takes a sample of the red polluted water in the Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province December 13, 2011. According to local media, the sources of the pollution are two illegal chemical plants discharging their production waste water into the rain sewer pipes. (REUTERS/China Daily) 23
  • 24. Pipes coming from a rare earth smelting plant spew polluted water into a vast tailings dam near Xinguang Village, located on the outskirts of the city of Baotou in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in this October 31, 2010 picture. (REUTERS/David Gray) 24
  • 25. A girl collects water from a puddle at a dried-up reservoir as her father stands beside her in Baofeng county, Henan province July 30, 2014 (Photo by Reuters/Stringer) 25
  • 26. A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province July 15, 2011. (REUTERS/China Daily) 26
  • 27. Dead fish are seen floating on a polluted river in Hefei, Anhui province March 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) 27
  • 28. Laborers work to drain sewage from a leaked sewage tank at a copper mine in Shanghang, Fujian province, July 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) 28
  • 29. A laborer cleans up oil at the oil spill site near Dalian port, Liaoning province July 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) 29
  • 30. Gnats, or small biting flies, gather on railings along the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province on November 26, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer) 30
  • 31. A child swims in a polluted reservoir in Pingba, southwest China's Guizhou province September 2, 2006. (REUTERS/China Daily) 31
  • 32. Workers clean up leaked oil after a pipeline explosion in Qingdao, Shandong province November 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) 32
  • 33. A man swims in a polluted canal in the centre of Beijing on August 16, 2007. (REUTERS/David Gray) 33
  • 34. A worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province July 11, 2007. (REUTERS/China Daily) 34
  • 35. A fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer) 35
  • 36. A fisherman jumps from his boat to the bank after fishing in the morning at a polluted river in Hefei, in east China’s Anhui province March 8, 2007. (REUTERS/Jianan Yu) 36
  • 37. Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, on June 19, 2009(REUTERS/Jianan Yu) 37
  • 38. A volunteer holds sand mixed with plastic pellets during a clean-up of a beach during Hong Kong's Discovery Day August 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu) 38
  • 39. Dead pigs float in a branch of Huangpu River in Pinghu, Zhejiang province, March 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Aly Song) 39
  • 40. 40 An elderly man leads his mule across a polluted river in Linka village, Anshun, Guizhou province, on 17 January, 2009. The river is polluted by waste products dumped from a nearby coal mine.(Reuters)
  • 41. People walk through algae covered seaside in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 1, 2013. Picture taken July 1, 2013. 41
  • 42. A man walks by a pipe discharging waste water into the Yangtze River from a paper mill in Anqing, Anhui province, December 4, 2013. (REUTERS/William Hong) 42
  • 43. A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province on March 20, 2009. (REUTERS/Stringer) 43
  • 44. Dead fish are seen at a pond on the outskirts of Wuhan, Hubei province on April 21, 2009. The cause of death was attributed to a discharge of sanitary sewage, local media reported. (REUTERS/Stringer) 44
  • 45. Children fish in a polluted river covered with algae in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, July 18, 2006. 45
  • 46. Workers clean up floating garbage on the Yangtze Rive near the Three Gorges reservoir in Fengjie County of China’s Chongqing municipality, on November 1, 2009. (REUTERS/China Daily) 46
  • 47. A man uses electric rods to catch fish at a river junction point in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, May 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer) 47
  • 48. A fish whose tail is stuck in a partially frozen fish farm is seen near an abandoned steel mill of Qingquan Steel Group in Qianying township, Hebei province February 18, 2014. There are dozens of “zombie” mills that can no longer afford to operate in and around Tangshan, an industrial city of 7 million people in China’s northern Hebei province. (REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic) 48
  • 49. Polluted water in Songhua River reaches Harbin, the capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province on November 24, 2005. (REUTERS/China Newsphoto) 49
  • 50. Pollution levels in several of China's major rivers has grown more severe since 2010/Photo by ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images 50 8/03/2014 王文堯 Kaohsiung Taiwan R.O.C All photos were taken from Business Insider, Yahoo News,IBT, Baltimore Sun,,..etc.. THE END