Poisoning the Pearl River
Guangzhou, China — It’s not for nothing that the Pearl River Delta region is known as the ‘world’s factory floor.’ In 2007, 30 percent of China’s exports were made here. But, as a new Greenpeace China report finds out, the region is paying a deadly price in pollution.
Our latest report, Poisoning the Pearl, reveals that gaps in pollution laws are allowing factories to empty a toxic cocktail of chemicals into a river that provides water to 47 million people.
Some of the chemicals aren’t even mentioned in Chinese pollution law. This pollution is causing irreversible damage to the Delta.