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added. it ends up polluting the river. haven't you noticed the state of the burgan the rivers water this is the water that flows into it. all this water laden with chemical products is dumps directly into the river with no purification. this event is then i say no this is only a walk of i guess the street. and people are not cockeyed dependent on this revert for a number of freezes we just some of which are bt if i do find the affair by their way of being. we wash ourselves here because we have no other choice we have no running water but there are always two hundred people waiting at the public fountains so we have to wash in this filthy water. just like many others
the owner of the small town every specialized in dying skins is unconcerned by the hazards his activity gives rise to. the more this evacuation system has been in use for a long time. and a dirty water inevitably goes into the river. there's nowhere else for it to go that's the way it is. that the judge it would naturally flow into the river. thief of course water containing chemicals is bad for the health probable there would have been a bubble but if we worried about toxicity it would stop working. to go bobino is ready to do that. might be in this country and the polluters need the factory owners polluting. they don't pay for the cleanup. philip again is
a bangladeshi scientist in ten years he's been the only person to study the question of the pollution produced by the turner is of his area back. i think that that situation has become worse you see the washed polluted area that i have ever seen in bangladesh and in many other countries. maybe maybe a hundred thirty yet and they're all factories. releasing their treated liquid waste. seventy per cent of the total for the issue and that is the cost of this river is coming from the ten. trees dumping chromium into their favor waka and it's very difficult to take chromium out of your system. if your self a striker is contaminated with chromium and if it is contaminated activity that you
can't even cure rate that means you're actually exposing the entire population of the city into very deadly n.s.e. district. attorneys have poisoned the city's entire canal system. was the main artery of. water and fish to the population. today it's the third most polluted river in the world no living will can is and can survive in it the stench it exudes makes even sailing the river difficult. missions. that are low. you don't need you need both. she
showed up but that. wasn't the end of the water is poisoned there can't be any fish with the tanneries. and you our forefathers were fishermen and lived off it we haven't caught anything for seven months now the film. was going to carry on even if there are no more fish we can barely survive. that would look. good you know you see our empty nets although you know what. was. good news. yes. that is. the. brunt. of it but.
it's only during the rainy season with the fall of fresh water the fishermen couldn't hope to catch a life fish. it would take many years and millions of euros to clean this water didn't really. think i think. that is i have been eating here for thirteen years when i went to resent cleaning and my husband was a fisherman and we were leaving thanks to seem that over today the fish from the begun to is inedible and my husband is out of work if the river were cleaned well could leave well from it. got a government is responsible for the state of the buddha going to look what happened to it and that this river runs right through how could they let this happen and the government does nothing. and ecological consequences are nothing short of x. test of. the world trade organize. ation has ruled that all time to raise must be
brought up to international regulation re standards by two thousand and fourteen but bangladesh finds itself in a catch twenty two situation down to continue developing its booming leather industry and at the same time respond to the health and environmental concerns of its population. to deal with the situation the department of the environment has appointed mr choudary. his mission is to bring the factories up to standard and to sanction the polluting industrialists that's to say ninety nine percent of time. and how can i say that it's easy to do much complicated. challenging. family stress and also follow the race and then trends because. each in their benefit and dry after having. a phrase so much pressure from the
industry owners from the high ups. following complaint about pollution is to challenge very intense scientific team have come to take some samples. no longer yes are you listening to me not all along they do find out which factories are responsible i think a bunch of the group led with what do the film the money. we've got to get samples . telling. us their way did the pollution is increasing there were swimming once over here how it becomes so. there. are already money if money or have you got those samples. on if. after discovering an exceptionally high level of water pollutants he visits the tannery. to begin. i mean over here we found this. illegal trade this releasing
the dog to go out there without having to win this leg in polluting waters going to the pound and polluting the agriculture big goals you'll see taking the plans having this really did work there and they'll do made this big and it'll take to the order to let's go up this dust is very dangerous one of those factories dust emissions are poisoning us to this it also does that mission from this factory and we had a big epic. i need to proclaim i think there's a problem with your water the oxygen levels in it will be low with the smell of money to the water as bad i can tell from it smell. funny going to the can we did a bit help but it would seem your water treatment system isn't working every day i've got to get this and i know. you've invested in installing it but it doesn't
work. but it d.p.p. but you start functioning and this is this is proof of your failure the oxygen level is very low but i'm going to test it in front of you. right you can pick up it's very poor water it's odor and color are so strong in order to. you'll see. this money from picked you can experience that this is what it is dog free from pollution samples show the level of oxygen dilution in the water to be zero point four to fish to survive it should be at nine. but there this is a warning so that you correct your errors but i'm going to have to sanction you for your wrongdoing that you'll be closed down if you do nothing but to believe me i've had many factories shut down but you can check what i'm telling you it's in the press. the statutory fine for polluting the environment is ten thousand euros yes disappears the street. more of
a threat than actually in full sprint of the little. coding to transparency international bangladesh is one of the twenty most corrupt countries in the world in his very bag nine of the largest tanneries are owned by government members. after being in a law is a pretty having our exit. polls try to take some held high hopes to get free this banality. exemption from our legal action. to try to get some help from now i hope so but we didn't allow all these unlawful and already more than ever it is the government give scene and the government gives invade easy because again the owners have money because the kennedy owners have louis but and the weeping is the money that can. lead to the process enforcing.
the do is lead to groups. gaining the upper hand because i believe the so-called moderate opposition in syria has so unless there is a political deal between the government and the so-called moderate opposition. they will not be able to overcome the terrorist onslaught syria will be facing the prospect of the international community. becoming a kind of a platform for. terrorist activity in the region in the region and beyond. real damage and complexity of this oil spill was not something you can grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have been. when forty five million people in this
directly affected area of the coast. it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for the marker see it's a step forward oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying and. it was a it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent. of this bulls.
a water treatment plant nine years later and still nothing has happened environmental activist dr masson is working to be launched this project. displays was a pretty you know it was pretty place it is a law and take surely after. setting up a new. city here. has filled up this land with. its people of getting thrilled and i think has been down here but. hundreds of people are coming here to see the new place how we. know it is not developing at all despite all of this coming from the government although this is from the government down to you and others have not not this and that the owner has moved from this has shown any need of moving from this place to god he's the reason is that if they go far. and making their. investment
environment friendly they probably would have to make a major contribution with their profit and we don't understand one thing. in just a group can be much stronger than the government when the quarter did it good for the gander is have to move within a certain day if they are bad i have to show dollars then it was actually the government who are big on behalf of the dead lady or those in the court and the government pleaded for an extension after so you see the gallery owners and the government coming to get there in asking for more pain from the court it could have been just how do you know the law. is developing country of one hundred fifty million inhabitants insurers it's economical survival thanks to the letter and textile industries which represent eighty percent of the nation's exports let the market is booming. production costs in china
have doubled over the last five years and the dish has become the place to go so buyers from the west in two thousand and ten alone led the production heroes by forty percent. the industry supports a multitude of smaller businesses in drying transportation waste intimidation and incineration. approximately one million people live for less than manufacturing and it's on syria activities nothing goes to waste in this trade. school skins will become purses and bags. even scraps of flesh fat and died less a remnant of we used. thank
you. these all scott's destined for the open air factories. yes yes we pick them up with our bare hands. a little bit and what's that. to gauge and it would never shavings the machines shred them i'm going to they're going to. make a dent and they're out of the bin i'm going to do anything with ash over there that's the fight we used to make soap and it's only money everything is what we see here is bad i mean these are actually waste so only the waste from the
tanneries these are being used for different purposes i mean this is solid and liquid mix used for making soap but i know from not you brian is that i mean these being dry trash and this is actually raw material that you say to turn around or manufacture on three feet much and come out laughing at that ok d'souza feed fish feed and bone to pick. this bone meal is made from less the leftovers pulled with animal carcasses and beef and trends it's then used to see chickens and also prunes for the european market. jane. want to see. many. chefs on the scene and they can listen to people eating fish and. chicken. paid to
these. terrorists to get into treatment already. but what you see here it's unbelievable i mean i think of any. or any any any place. eighty open air bone meal factories here built in the middle of housing and give those toxic fumes day and night which makes death the most polluted city in the world. when you see the smoke over there going to be about how long could anyone last here does that take a look at the x. rays of inhabitance lungs any of them you'll see they're black under x. ray they appear black. a candid moment by the talks of fumes here spread for
miles around. baghdad that. you can smell it you're going to go up or not is good north south east or west in a fifteen kilometer radius is it getting stiffer it might endorse the same job. how much do you earn a twenty seven euro's and how long do you work for nonstop for they say they work on this bridge. and in half an adult salary the children of bangladesh also toil for the leather industry to contribute to the nation's economy and to not trivial. holding to the president of the franco bangladeshi chamber of commerce the country's strengths is its work songs. before we take that bomb of this we continue
to stay in the competitive level because we have been a large young force coming into the market there is about two million work force. coming to market the present infrastructure industry and other infrastructure and private medium and these people are waiting for you know kind of a disguise and problem that may be why do you need. two workers where five workers are walking so this is an advantage obama. elicit workers poti made up of child labor those figures enable us to tell how many children a working in the leather industry that they are everywhere despite the fact that bangladesh is a signatory to the international convention on the rights of the child its child
labor is not clandestine and. eighty percent of bangladeshis live on less than two years a day the whole family has to work mothers often have no other choice than to go out to work school is still a luxury for the majority of children here. in his area back over fifty percent of the population is illiterates.
and i hope my daughter will grow up to be a good person that she'll have an education that she'll learn to read and write i want to be able to give her that. the european union contributed two million euros to a number of his area back turner it's in the aim of producing a clean unless it's announce the results when significant the only means of saving the population in the environment would be to place the tanneries outside. the
moves of this kind is costly and would increase production costs by european purchase is prepared to accept such a deal. the saddest thing is that we in this country we need industrialisation but not such industrialization because east africa you teach here is really really sad story. but i do have the best i have seen that in a number of cases once the european view is once the european consumers i thought about the fact to take a position and that situation to improve. so i would definitely hope that the european consumers would start asking question so that tastes good improves because in this particular case is if the buyer stake a position that can actually make life difficult for them. than anyone.
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business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a. you step backwards for the marker see it's a step forward. corrects it is toxic as it looked like spray in vietnam it was it was not a picture that either the government or b.p. really wanted to have out there i don't want dispersants to be the agent. of this bill's.
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