Villagers are Put at Risk due to Trash Dumping into Lake Tai

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Article Courtesy of Staff of South China Morning Post | July 11th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material

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The drinking water for Suzhou is threatened due to contamination of Lake Tai by twelve thousand tonnes of rubbish. Unfortunately, officials can’t deduce what exactly is in the garbage that has been put into the lake. The local government has taken emergency procedures to reduce pollution levels in Lake Tai. There is a need to lower water levels. Suzhou is home to more than ten million people and now their drinking supplies are in danger. The pollution is either construction waste or household refuse. Villagers claim that the nearby groundwater smells “foul” suggesting indications of high levels of contamination. Read more about it here.

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