Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cancer-Victim-in-Shaoxing-27MZIFVPVY1X.htmlConceptually similarCancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF5Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DETCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DEUCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF3Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF6Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DEXCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DEYCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DGECompleted★★★★Cancer Victim's Grave in ShaoxingGP04DGMCompleted★★★★View AllGP04DF8Cancer Victim in ShaoxingTao Zhengliang (55 years old) is from Shaoxing, an area that has been severely affected by water pollution. He was diagnosed with esophagus cancer, the exact causes of which are unknown. Tao had an operation in July 2011, and it has cost him over 200,000 yuan for the treatment in less than a year. Only 90,000 yuan of the medical bills were covered by medical insurance. The rest of the medical bills, along with the family's whole income, rely on his 5-acre farm. In February 2013, the Chinese government acknowledged for the first time the existence of 'cancer villages' linked to pollution from hazardous chemicals.Locations:China-Shaoxing-ZhejiangDate:29 Mar, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Chemical industry-Chemicals-Detox (campaign title)-Eye contact-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-Pollutants-Portraits-Sadness-Seriousness-Textile industry-Toxic waste-Victims-Water pollutionShoot:Pollution in the Hangzhou Bay AreaThe Qiantang River is the biggest river in Zhejiang Province, and flows into Hangzhou Bay, and ultimately the East China Sea. According to a recent report on China’s oceans, Hangzhou Bay is one of the most polluted coastal areas in China, though there is no specific information on hazardous chemicals. The East China Sea is reported as being polluted with persistent toxic chemicals, the major source of which is industrial discharge. The situation prompted Greenpeace to investigate potential sources of pollution of hazardous chemicals in Hangzhou Bay.Related Collections:World Water Day 2013 (Photo & Videos)Report 'Toxic Threads: Putting Pollution On Parade'