Court Orders Authorities to Move Families From ‘Toxic Hellhole’ Mahul or Pay for Alternative Housing
The Mumbai neighbourhood, which has been declared unfit for human habitation by several reports and studies, was a part of VICE’s special coverage on environmental issues last week.
Mahul poses a dystopian and disturbing picture of what happens when you’re forced to live amidst extreme pollution. It’s a story that can only end in death, unless residents somehow scrape together the resources to leave.
Locals claim industrial pollution of the Santiago River in western Mexico has killed 628 locals people in the last eight years, including 72 in 2015 — the worst year to date.
Firefighters are on the scene and no casualties have been reported after a blast at a chemical plant in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.