Gallery: China is Building Thousands of Homes on Toxic Wasteland


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Thousands of homes are being built on contaminated plots of land throughout China – and hardly anybody knows about it. Gao Shengke and Wang Kai wrote an investigative report for Caijing magazine that uncovered the fact that the government is allowing new homes to be constructed on the sites of relocated and unremediated chemical and pesticide factory plants that previously leaked carcinogenic and mutagenic pollutants into the soil and groundwater.

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