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A river of death: The price of Bangladesh’s rapid industrial growth

SCMP, 24 Jun 2022
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Bangladesh is in the midst of a rapid period of industrial development that’s fast-tracking its economic growth. But in the capital Dhaka, the cost of industrialisation is a river that’s so polluted its water has turned black. The Buriganga River has been polluted by industrial run-off from the city’s tanneries, dyeing the waters and filling them with harmful chemicals such as chromium and cadmium.

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