Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cancer-Victim-s-Widow-in-Hangzhou-27MZIFVPVQ3K.htmlConceptually similarCancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGP04DFPCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGP04DFQCompleted★★★★Hangzhou Jimay Printing and Dyeing CompanyGP04DFRCompleted★★★★Sick Village Resident in ChinaGP04I6HCompleted★★★★Black Swirl in Linjiang Industrial ZoneGP04DGTCompleted★★★★Black Swirl in Linjiang Industrial ZoneGP04DGUCompleted★★★★Black Swirl in Linjiang Industrial ZoneGP04DGXCompleted★★★★Black Swirl in Linjiang Industrial ZoneGP04DGWCompleted★★★★Wuli Village in ChinaGP04I8WCompleted★★★★View AllGP04DFOCancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGao Suzhen has set up a miniature temple in her home, about 5 meters away from the fence of Hangzhou Jimay Printing and Dyeing Company. She prays for her husband, Ding Deqing. He was a cargo ship runner in Hangzhou harbor until he died of liver cancer 8 years ago. The exact causes of his sickness are unknown. The industry, including the textile industry, has brought severe water pollution to the area where she lives in. The medical bills of cancer treatment have also overburdened many peasant families. For those who can no longer afford proper treatment, spiritual reliance is very important. In February 2013, the Chinese government acknowledged for the first time the existence of 'cancer villages' linked to pollution from hazardous chemicals.Locations:China-Dangwan-Hangzhou-Xiaoshan-ZhejiangDate:13 Feb, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Candles-Chemical industry-Chemicals-Death-Detox (campaign title)-Husbands-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Pollutants-Portraits-Religious symbols-Sadness-Statues-Temples-Textile industry-Toxic waste-Victims-Water pollution-Wives-WomenShoot: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'