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Textiles pollute China's rivers

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 02:35

November 30 - Greenpeace fears widespread waterway pollution from China's textile industry, says governments must do more to tackle problem.

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Greenpeace has China's textile industry is poisoning the country's rivers. According to a report from -- -- -- -- group some of the nation's waterways so polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals. As global demand for China meet takes council. In the southern province of Guangdong -- stands out as the economic success story. Notice Chinese genes account the textile industry here exports over four billion dollars with a goatee Chia. But that success has come at a price. In over the town is portrayed and that don't river has long been deemed unsafe to swim in. 300 kilometers west of some time similar complaints have been hit for the residents of -- -- with 200 million Bronson meet each -- Greenpeace says that dying washing impeaching a closed. All involve extensive usage of heavy metals at the toxic waste is often illegally distraction to surrounding rivers. The group adds some water samples shall canyon doubles at over a hundred times above permitted levels. Greenpeace campaign again -- -- that could be more effective towns. It's in Taiwan and we are not many cases. There aren't. 133. Industrial textile industry clusters. Like -- now -- talk on the ground according instead to stick so you China textile industry association. So we really they're really afraid that this just the tip of -- -- These customs duties 40% of China's -- output. Much of which ends up in the US Europe and Japan. According to the China national textile and apparel council. -- says Beijing is aware of the problem but needs to do more. Governments actually have taken some measures to tackle this problem but I don't think. But did. The level of awareness in the level of priority and also about the implementation is there already so I think that government should definitely do more. To -- It's the nation's textile council says China's gross output value textiles grew by ten point 3% to 2009. Despite the lifting of damage to Chinese textile imports which soared 25%. Drop in -- prices in the US. And it remains to be seen if consumers are willing to pay more for a pair of jeans. Or Chinese firms and local governments are willing to change to a ways to save the environment. -- -- politics.

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Textiles pollute China's rivers

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 02:35