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Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage

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A tourist surrounded by rubbish on a beach in China. The country has struggled to contain environmental pollution during its long economic boom. Photograph: Feature China / Barcroft Media

Ships are suspected of dumping waste upstream on China’s Yangtze river before it floats into a key city reservoir

December 30, 2016 — Medical waste, broken bottles and household trash are some of the items found in more than 100 tonnes of garbage salvaged near a drinking water reservoir in Shanghai. Continue reading Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage