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River runs dry (16 May 2004)


Looks at the atrocious condition of Dongjiang which supplies water to Hong Kong. Explains why during the dry season, the river turns salty. Wastewater oozing out from nearby factories compounds this problem. Shows farmers who are forced to irrigate with salty and polluted water. Examines how pollution affects the quality of water and vegetables consumed in HK. Howard Liu Hung-to (Executive Director, Greenpeace) expresses his views on the problem.

Pearl Report
Publish Date: 
Sunday, May 16, 2004
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