Liang in a Chinese Cancer Village

Liang is an old man. His eyes look happy, but he feels sad. He is dying of lung cancer. His village in China has changed a lot. He believes that the pollution there gave him the cancer.

The river in the village used to flow clear and clean. Today, the water is dark and smelly. The air used to be fresh and clean. Today, the air is dirty. Liang drinks the bad water. He thinks it gave him cancer. New factories in the village have affected the water and air. Liang thinks that the factories brought sickness to his village.

Many villagers are sick. Over 200 people have different kinds of cancer. Even the children have cancer. It is a blood cancer. It is called leukemia. Because so many people are sick, the village is now called a "cancer village." This has all happened recently.

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