This video representatives of environmental organizations take samples of black water that flows from the pipes in China, the two largest treatment plants of urban waste water in the province of Zhejiang. Next to them is a complex of textile mills — also the largest in the country. Obviously, the filter treatment plants are not designed for water, satiety dangerous chemicals.
Local farmers, who have seen the industrial zone was growing "Shaoxing Binhai" near their villages, afraid that the hazardous chemicals in the water to their health and the health of future generations.
[Shao Guantun, a local farmer]
"If this continues, it is no longer any hope that things will return to how it was before. They scoff at the common people. People have been doing tests, and found the ammonia in the water. But this water flows from our taps. "
Industrial zone "Shaoxing Binhai" includes more than 100 textile mills, many of which produce clothes and other products for fashion brands such as Calvin Klein and Levi's.
According to "Greenpeace", analysis of water near sewage pipes will not help to know exactly which of the companies pollute rivers with chemicals because the water is mixed with plants in wastewater treatment plants, and from there discharged into water bodies.
In 2010, Shaoxing County textile factories produced more than 17 billion meters of dyed fabrics and some 130 million items of clothing.