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Shocking Images Of China's Dire Pollution Problem

China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but, as explains, they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. China is very close in size to the USA.  Yet, as The Burning Platform notes, their population is the size of the entire Western Hemisphere, plus Japan, Germany, and France. The land can not support this mass of humanity without very dire consequences, and these shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China...



Boy Swims In Algae-Filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong


Journalist takes a sample of red polluted water in the Jianhe River in Luoyang


Heavily Polluted River


Pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing


Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province


Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province


Smog In Beijing


Fisherman Covered In Algae, Chaohu Lake


Heavily Polluted River


Smog In Beijing


Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba


Worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province



Workers clean up floating garbage on the Yangtze Rive


Heavily Polluted River In Jiaxing, Zhejiang


child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished


Buildings In Beijing Surrounded By Smog

Factory Polluting The Air


Fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake


Fishermen Collecting Fish In A Polluted Canal, Beijing


A woman collects plastic bottles near a river where water is polluted with a reddish dye in Dongxiang


Workers collect dead fish at a park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province,


Child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province


Flies Gather On Railings Because Of Polluted Water, East Lake, Wuhan

Girl collects water from a puddle at a dried-up reservoir as her father stands beside her in Baofeng county


Boy tries to avoid scattered rubbish floating on a flooded street in Shantou, Guangdong province

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Source: and The Burning Platform blog