A life of grime, October 1

1 Oct 2015

China's headlong race to become the world's second-largest economy has come at much cost, not least in pollution. Among the many cities hit hard is Fuxin, Liaoning province. Every day up to 12 steam trains carry residue from the city's power plant to be dumped in a discarded mine. The old mine is officially called No 2153 Discharging Factory but locals have dubbed it No 2153 Discharging Toxin Yard. Many residents have moved but for those still left, their homes are often covered in grime and the haze is always present. While the plant was ordered to stop the discharge in 2013, little has been done. Photographer Bai Shi has covered the story for the past few years. Photos: ChinaFotoPress