Toxic Waste in Bangladesh

Topics: Singapore Press Holdings, Bangladesh, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Pages: 2 (704 words) Published: May 25, 2014
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Toxic waste is poisoning water in Bangladesh
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SAVAR (Bangladesh) - On the worst days, the toxic stench wafting through the Ganda Government Primary School is almost suffocating. Teachers struggle to concentrate, as if they were choking on air. Students often become lightheaded and dizzy. A few boys fainted in late April.

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