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Providing Clean Water in China’s Cancer Villages

Rapid industrialization and scant pollution controls have left China with more than 400 villages where the cancer rate is extraordinarily high. The country even has a name for them: (癌症村), Áizhèng cūn, “Cancer Village.” One cause: Water contamination. Serious water pollution afflicts all seven large river basins in China, but the earliest and most serious ...