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Aftershocks: returning home

Feature Story | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Travelling the road into Longmen Mountain is filled with danger and unexpected obstacles. There's no asphalt, only rocky gravel, and it hangs over a jagged, vertical cliff. Here and there are piles of dirt and rocks due to frequent landslides in...

Living with Danger

Feature Story | 2013-04-16 at 2:30

Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan by the country's fertilizer industry. Phosphate mining in Longmen Mountain has also greatly...

Empty cities: after the earthquake

Feature Story | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

In 2008 the tragic Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan killed many and destroyed a vast number of homes. Five years later in the midst of reconstruction, and with dozens of unoccupied apartment blocks, villagers of Renhe, Jinhua near Shifang found...

The "foolish" men and a phosphorus mountain

Feature Story | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

There is an old Chinese tale of a "foolish old man" whose home was penned in by two mountains, making access to and fro difficult. The man declared he would move the mountains, earning ridicule from his neighbours in the process. But the man...

Living with Danger

Publication | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

China is the world’s largest phosphate fertilizer producer. In its current state it is at serious overcapacity. By the end of 2011 this colossal phosphate fertilizer industry has left the country with 300 million tons of phosphogypsum, an...

Risky Business

Publication | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Continuous phosphate mining has increased the risk of disaster in the Longmen Mountain region with the dangers of mining near an earthquake zone seriously underestimated. The geological structure of these mountains combined with deep valleys, and...

Phosphate mining in earthquake-stricken area increases risk of further disaster and...

Press release | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Beijing, 16/04/2013: Greenpeace and Chengdu-based environmental NGO Hengduan Mountain Research Society have released a joint report on the hazards of phosphate mining activities in Longmen Mountain, an area severely stricken by the devastating...

How China's fertilizer industry is endangering villager lives

Video | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

Greenpeace has lifted the lid on a serious problem that's been plaguing China for decades. The country has now accumulated at least three hundred million tons of toxic phosphogypsum waste, or more than 200 kg for every citizen in China. Stacks in...

Bad neighbor: Yingfeng Chemical Plant in Sichuan

Image | 2013-04-22 at 8:00

Vegetables grow nearby Yingfeng Chemical Plant. Shifang City, Sichuan Province. Greenpeace has investigated the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer in Sichuan. Chemical fertilizers play an integral role in industrial agriculture and food...

The deadly price of Sichuan's not-so-natural disasters

Blog entry by Lang Xiyu | 2013-08-28

Last month the Chinese province of Sichuan was victim to a prolonged and devastating rainstorm. According to online news outlets, the floods killed at least 68 people, with 179 missing and over three million people affected. In...

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