THE DYING INDUSTRY IN TAMIL NADU
3rd April 2013, Thippichatti Palayam, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. V. Jeevanantham pictured in his office in Erode on the 3rd April 2013, Tamil Nadu, India. The doctor has seen the medical impact of polluted water on the health of the local population at first hand, he notes particularly the skyrocketing incidence of cancers in the area.
Since the explosion of the dyeing industry in Tamil Nadu between 1986 and 1989 when factory numbers soared from 99 to 450 the state has seen dramatic degradation of its rivers and water sources. Local activism continues to monitor and highlight the ongoing environmental impact
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