In China’s Heshan village, chemicals from closed mining sites still plague residents, who suffer from a variety of cancers.
June 4, 2014 A villager washes clothes in a river in Heshan village in central China's Hunan province. From the 1950s, mines and chemical plants mushroomed in the area around Heshan, which is rich in realgar, or arsenic disulphide. They were shut down in 2011 because of the pollution they caused, but dust and runoff from arsenic plagues Heshan to this day. Buy Photo
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