Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cancer-Victim-in-Shaoxing-27MZIFVPYSKB.htmlConceptually similarCancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DGDCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF6Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF4Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF5Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF8Completed★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DGJCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DGLCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DEUCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim in ShaoxingGP04DF3Completed★★★★View AllGP04DGECancer Victim in ShaoxingWang Meifang (58 years old) is from Xinsunrui village in Shaoxing, an area severely affected by water pollution. While many other families moved away, Wang's family stayed. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the exact causes are unknown. 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-Xinsunrui-ZhejiangDate:21 Mar, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Chemical industry-Chemicals-Detox (campaign title)-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-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'