Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cancer-Victim-s-Widow-in-Hangzhou-27MZIFVPVUAD.htmlConceptually similarCancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGP04DFPCompleted★★★★Cancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGP04DFOCompleted★★★★Hangzhou Jimay Printing and Dyeing CompanyGP04DFRCompleted★★★★Dye Factory Worker in ChinaGP04I90Completed★★★★Chemical Plants in ChinaGP04I92Completed★★★★Chemical Plants in ChinaGP04I8ZCompleted★★★★Chemical Plants in ChinaGP04I95Completed★★★★Dye Factory Worker in ChinaGP04I8YCompleted★★★★Sick Village Resident in ChinaGP04I6HCompleted★★★★View AllGP04DFQCancer Victim's Widow in HangzhouGao Suzhen holds vegetables grown close to the Hangzhou Jimay Printing and Dyeing Company. Planted by local farmers, these vegetables are irrigated by the polluted water discharged by nearby dyeing plants. The industry, including the textile industry, has brought severe water pollution to the area where she lives in. Her husband, a cargo ship runner in Hangzhou harbor, died of liver cancer 8 years ago, 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-Dangwan-Hangzhou-Xiaoshan-ZhejiangDate:13 Feb, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Agriculture-Chemical industry-Chemicals-Death-Detox (campaign title)-Husbands-Illness-Industrial buildings-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-One person-Pollutants-Portraits-Sadness-Textile industry-Toxic waste-Vegetables-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'