Fish farmer Liu Heng'an

Photo | 2015-06-01

Fish farmer Liu Heng'an from Mashan Village, Liguo Town, uses an area of around 400 mu of Weishan Lake to farm crabs and fish. Over the last few years, as the Xuzhou Steel Group South Eastern Steel Plant has continually expanded, pollution has become increasingly serious. In June 2014, the release of waste water from the plant directly into Weishan Lake caused the death of around 5000kg of fish. Similarly, in March 2015, 200kg of crabs were found dead. It is clear that the pollution from the plant is having an enormous influence on the quality of the water of Weishan Lake.