Shocking Images Of China's Dire Pollution Problem

China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but, as boredpanda.com explains, they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. China is very close in size to the USA.  Yet, as The Burning Platform notes, their population is the size of the entire Western Hemisphere, plus Japan, Germany, and France. The land can not support this mass of humanity without very dire consequences, and these shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China...

 

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Boy Swims In Algae-Filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong

 

Journalist takes a sample of red polluted water in the Jianhe River in Luoyang

 

Heavily Polluted River

 

Pollution from a factory in Yutian, 100km east of Beijing

 

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province

 

Fishermen clean up oil at an oil spill site near Dalian Port, Liaoning province

 

Smog In Beijing

 

Fisherman Covered In Algae, Chaohu Lake

 

Heavily Polluted River

 

Smog In Beijing

 

Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba

 

Worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province

 

 

Workers clean up floating garbage on the Yangtze Rive

 

Heavily Polluted River In Jiaxing, Zhejiang

 

child is reflected in a drainage ditch as he jumps over trash at a village which will soon be demolished

 

Buildings In Beijing Surrounded By Smog

Factory Polluting The Air

 

Fisherman fills his cupped palms with water from the algae-filled Chaohu Lake

 

Fishermen Collecting Fish In A Polluted Canal, Beijing

 

A woman collects plastic bottles near a river where water is polluted with a reddish dye in Dongxiang

 

Workers collect dead fish at a park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province,

 

Child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county, Yunnan province

 

Flies Gather On Railings Because Of Polluted Water, East Lake, Wuhan

Girl collects water from a puddle at a dried-up reservoir as her father stands beside her in Baofeng county

 

Boy tries to avoid scattered rubbish floating on a flooded street in Shantou, Guangdong province

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Source: BoredPanda.com and The Burning Platform blog

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