Pollution Causes 500,000 Deaths A Year In China
A study conducted by China's environmental agency has concluded that pollution contributes to widespread unrest, riots, and over 500,000 deaths a year.
The report puts the blame on corrupt officials who permit the wide-spread industrial pollution.
China's rapid economic growth gained it notoriety this past month as the country with the most greenhouse gas emissions, passing the U.S. for the first time. Much of those emissions, however, are the result of outsourced manufacturing.
Local officials, eager to produce jobs and garner bribes permit the ever expanding manufacturing without regard to enforcing environmental regulations.
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