11 Mar 2011:
China Commits $30 Million
To Clean Up Polluted River in E360 Video
Chinese officials said the government is planning to spend 200 million yuan ($30 million) to clean up the Baojiagou River, a badly polluted waterway that is the subject of "The Warriors of Qiugang," the Academy Award-nominated film
co-produced by Yale Environment 360
. China Daily
reported that Chen Yun, head of the Bengbu City Environment Protection Bureau, said the city is planning to invest the money in water-quality improvements
. The government also invited local people to report any cases of pollution to officials, according to China Daily
. "The Warriors of Quigang" – which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) and can be seen online exclusively at Yale Environment 360
– documents the struggle of the people of Qiugang against a polluting chemical factory in their village that was poisoning their air, their fields, and their drinking water; the plant was eventually shut down in late 2008 and was relocated.
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