tv Documentary RT October 4, 2013 11:29am-12:01pm EDT
tenor is used vast amounts of water millions of liters of water required to wash treat and tender skins. this water goes into the sewers. it is no longer useful you know it is discarded. it ends up polluting the river. haven't you noticed the state of the berg anger 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. think of this event is there life say no this is only
a walk of i guess street. and people of god dependent on this in the very far a number of cities this we just saw some of which are believed by defy the affair by the lend their way. 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 this 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. why it is. but will be joy it would naturally flow into the river thank
you of course water containing chemicals is bad for the health bill but would have a bubble but if we worried about toxicity it would stop working. to go bobet was ready to do that. but in this country the polluters 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 tender age of his area but. i think that that situation has become worse he sees the washed polluted area that i have ever seen in bangladesh and in many other countries. maybe maybe a hundred forty yet and all the factories are.
releasing. three did we waste. seventy percent of the total position that is being caused to this river is coming from the ten industries dumping chromium into their uber waka and it's very difficult to take chromium out of your system. if you so face water 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 this city into a very deadly n.s.e. just. to turn loose of poisoned the city's entire canal system. was the main all to have to. drink water and fish to the population. today it's the third most polluted river in the world. no living will can is no can survive in it the stench
it exudes makes even sailing there is a difficult. issue how do you have to leave that alone. did. you need to. go back but that. wasn't the end of the water is poisoned there can't be any fish with the tanneries. tell you our forefathers were fishermen and lived off it we haven't caught anything for seven months now the film. was to carry on even if there are no more fish we can barely survive. that should look. good joe you see our empty nets although you know what. was
lives should lose the. yes it. was. the. run. 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 that you didn't really. think. about is i've been eating here for thirteen years when i want to resign clean 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 where it. if the riva were cleaned or
could leave well from it try to go to the government is responsible for the state of the buddha gong long look what happened to it this river runs right through dhaka how could they let this happen and the government does nothing. to human an ecological consequences are nothing short of acts tester for. the world trade organization has ruled that alternative is must be brought up to international regulation re standards by two thousand and fourteen that 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 tannery
. how can i say that it's easy is it a much complicated. family stress and also follow the race and then trends because. each in their benefit grow you after having. we raise so much pressure from the industry owners from the high ups to following complaint about pollution is to challenge really intense scientific team have come to take some samples. no longer yes are you listening to me not our long defined which factories are responsible i think a bunch of the group led with what do the. money. we've got to get samples. feeling good. yes. did we did the pollution is increasing there were swimming was
over here and how it becomes so plays in us that there. are only money it's money out of how we got those samples only. after discovering an exceptionally high level of water pollutants even if it's the tender he. began live after coming over here and we found this illegal trade this releasing of the dog sick water without having to pretend this is in polluting water going to the pound and polluting the agriculture because we will see taking the plants having this really did work there and they'll be made to stare into the candle stick to be ordered to let's go up this dust is very dangerous one of those factories dust emissions are poisoning us to this it also does to mission from this factory and we are not being affected. by
need to proclaim i think there's a problem with your water the ocean levels and it will be low with the smell of money to the waters but i can tell from that smell. funny going to the can we did a bit up but it would seem your water treatment system isn't working every day i 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 cut i'm going to test it in front of you. right you could cut up it's very poor water it's older and color are so strong in order to pull you'll see . this money from practical experience and this is what it is don't free from pollution samples show the level of oxygen dilution in the water to be zero point four for a 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 but 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. to start to treat fine for polluting the environment is ten thousand euros yes it appears this remains more of a threat than actually in full support of the law. putting to transparency international bangladesh is one of the twenty most corrupt countries in the world in his area bag nine of the largest tanneries are owned by government members. after being. approached having already. told try to take some help from the get create this a. good example from our legal action.
to try to get some help from the high up some but. didn't allow these unlawful already. everything it's the government gives and the government gives invasive the because they're dead on their money because the gallery owners have but and then we put the money that. process in. the media leave also we leave the baby. motions to the. physical. issues that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from. politic you. are today.
they all told me my language of all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports and let me know please no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter palin so that if lister k.l.a. car is on the docket. they get no more weasel words when you know they had a direct question prepared for a chase when you have to punch be ready for a battle for the speech and a little bit on the freedom to cost. more news today. again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are on the day.
in two thousand and three the supremes called raised the alarm bordering the his area back tanneries to be relocated and brought up to standard the designated land fifty kilometers through was intended to accommodate the tanneries as well as a water treatment plant nine years later and still nothing has happened environmental activist dr masterson is working to be launched this project. this place was a billy you know it was pretty clumsy place it is a truly after. setting up a new. city here. has filled up to. it so people are getting thrilled and i think has been down here but.
one hundred people are coming to see the new place how would you know it is not developing at all despite all this commitments from the government all this is from the government. down there you know and there's have not not this and the owner has moved from this there has shown any need of moving from this place to down. there 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. we don't understand one thing. in just a group can be much stronger than the government when the court did it did they get there is have to move within a certain day if they are they have to show dollar that it was actually the government who are big on behalf of the dead lady owners in the court and the government pleaded for an extension after so you see the gallery owners and the
government going to get there in asking for more pain from the court it could have been just how do you know. this developing country of one hundred fifty million inhabitants ensures its economical survival thanks to the leather and textile industries which represent eighty percent of the nation's exports 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 skin drying transportation waste intimidation and incineration. approximately one million people live from leisure manufacturing and it sincerely activities nothing goes to waste in the straight.
them with beer on it they're going to. make a dent and they're. just a been. going to do anything with that over there that's the fat we used to make soap and so we manage everything is what we see here is bad i mean these are actually waste solely to waste from the families these are being used for different purposes i mean you see solid and liquid mix used for making soap but i know from the much you brian why is that i mean these big dry trash and this is actually raw material that you say to turn around or manufacture on three feet much income at the last minute that ok this is a feat we should feed and on to take. this bone meal is made from live the
leftovers pulled with animal carcasses and beef and trails it's then used to see chickens and also prunes for the european market. jane. want to see. many. chances to see chemical missing. people eating fish and. chicken. paid to these. terrorists to get you to my body. but what you see here and i believe i mean i don't think of any. or any any any place. eighty open a meal sectarians 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 . that take a look at the x. rays of inhabitants lungs any of them you'll see they're black under x. ray they appear black. it can be modified to talk said fumes here spread for miles around. me dad. you can smell it you're going to turn up or not childish good north south east or west in a fifteen kilometer radius is it getting stiff or if the mine and yours the same just. how much do you earn a mile twenty seven euro's and how long do you work for nonstop survey 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 works. 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 areas about two million work force. coming to market the present infrastructure industry and other infrastructures and private medium and these people are waiting for you know benefit disguised. from that maybe why do you need. two workers where five workers are walking so
this is an advantage obama. elicit were his party made up of child labor those figures enable us to tell how many children a working in the leather industry that there 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
the european union contributed two million euros to a number of his area back turner it's in the aim of producing a cleaner less. announce the results when significant the only means of saving the population in the environment would be to place the tanneries outside. of 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 a european consumers i thought about the fact they take
a position and that situation to improve. so i would definitely hope that the european consumers would start asking questions so that teams heah get improved because in this particular case is if the buyer stake a position that didn't actually make life difficult for them. than anyone. else. it took almost an hour to set up the. lovely. i don't live there. can you do you think we're going to be poor all their lives. i just want to earn more money if you don't need to be reach. for the sound of.
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