Caixin
Nov 13, 2018 10:06 PM
ENVIRONMENT

Fujian Fish Farmers Struggle to Stay Afloat After Toxic Spill

Villagers in Xiaocuo told Caixin they had spent hours trying to clean toxic residue off their fish farming equipment after a petrochemical spill on Nov. 4. Photo: Zhou Chen/Caixin
Villagers in Xiaocuo told Caixin they had spent hours trying to clean toxic residue off their fish farming equipment after a petrochemical spill on Nov. 4. Photo: Zhou Chen/Caixin

* A local mayor listened to villagers’ complaints, only to respond with terse promises that “it will be reported to the higher-ups”

* Some residents continued to gather outside the factory that they think is responsible for the spill, saying that intended to pressure the company into offering them compensation

(Quanzhou) — Anxious villagers crowded into a building near the ferry terminal of Xiaocuo village in Quanzhou, Fujian province, on Sunday, hoping to find a sympathetic ear for their stories of ruined fishery equipment and noxious fumes.

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