Local Woman in Guangdong Province

Photo | 2013-02-14

“We don’t ever dare to open our windows, it stinks too much,” this woman from Ximei Village tells Greenpeace. “And there’s a lot of mosquitos here – big ones, too.” Ximei Village is right next to the Xiao Xi river, into which many factories in Gurao, Shantou, discharge their wastewater. In Gurao, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.