Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 683
Chapter 683 – Pollution
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When Tai Hua Supermarket published their articles, peoplestart to doubt Japanese Companies, especially those 4 companies. The 4companies also started to retaliate.
They published articles on the papers about the scale oftheir companies. They talk about how many companies they had invested in Chinaand created how many jobs for the Chinese. They also disclosed how much taxesthey paid to the Chinese Government. In other words, they were telling everyonethat they had made significant contributions to China’s economy.
They were also showing off their positions in the world’stop 500 companies. This was to show how powerful their companies were and indirectlystates that it was the Chinese Government who had begged them to come to China.
Now, these 4 companies were being treated unjustly,especially by Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation. Tai Hua SupermarketCorporation’s attitude towards them had saddened them greatly.
When people read these reports, they were anxious. If thesefactories moved out of China, many people would be out of jobs, and China’seconomy will be finished!
What the 4 companies said was a joke. Without these Japanesecompanies, no other companies from other countries will invest in China? Thelocal authorities cannot invest themselves? If those factories were to shiftout of China, they would not suffer losses? In fact, whose losses will be moresignificant if they were to pull out of China?
When Feng Yu read these articles, he sighed. This was thebest opportunity to fight back!
Feng Yu immediately contact the newspaper agencies topublish those articles. He also called Station Chief Jia and told him to airthe episode of <Focus Report> they had filmed before.
<Lead Poisoning of several workers at Toshiba ElectronicsFactory!>
<High level of pollutants in Sharp Factory’s sewagedisposal!>
<Proportion of Japanese Factories in China>
<Heavy metal pollution will shorten life span by morethan 20 years!>
All these headlines were directing towards the JapaneseCompanies. This time, Feng Yu used environmental pollution to attack them.
Feng Yu had been waiting for Sony and the rest of thecompanies to announce how big they were. If not, this news will not have asignificant impact. Now was the time. Pictures, people, and locations were allstated clearly. There were also independent doctors and environmentalistexpressing their professional views. They increased the creditability of thereports.
Although these reports might not let all the people believeabout the pollution caused by those companies, the majority of the people stillbelieved the reports. People typically pay more attention to negative news.These reports were too shocking.
In the evenings, <Focus Report> air a special episodethat talks about environmental pollution.
“Electric components contain more heavy metals, and thedischarge must be regulated. If people drink water contaminated by heavy metal,they will fall sick. They will feel tired, hair loss, listless, and breathingdifficulties. If it was more serious, it could cause heart failure. Regardlessof internationally or in China, there are strict regulations on the level ofheavy metals. Now, we shall see the laboratory test results of the water samplestaken from drains near to Toshiba factory.”
“Reporter Sui, I am a researcher with Beijing Water QualityControl. Professor Li Changtian. The analysis of these water samples isconducted by us.”
“What’s the result of the test?” Sui Junyi asked.
The researcher shook his head. “The heavy metalcontamination is at least 8 times above the regulated levels. Some samples areover 46 times. This water is not fit for consumption, and they cannot even beused for domestic use. If people use this water to wash their clothes, theywill also fall sick. This contamination has a significant impact on thesurrounding environment. It will cause mutation to the plants and animalsnearby. The plants might take a few generations of mutation before they couldwithstand the pollution. But how many generations will it take before ourbodies can resist this? Who is willing to shorten their lifespan to only 50years maximum?”
“Wait, Professor Li, what do you mean by 50 years lifespan?”Sui Junyi suddenly interrupted.
“It’s what I said. If someone were to live in suchconditions, they would not be able to live more than 30 years in theory. But wehave factored in the increased body immunity of these people. Even with medicaltreatments, it was impossible for them to live more than 50 years old! Theirchances of getting cancer are more than 10,000 times compared to an ordinaryperson!”
“10,000 times?!” Sui Junyi was shocked. He did not expectthis contamination was so severe.
“That’s right. This is why I suggest the people livingnearby to the factories to have a body checkup. They must check to see if theywere affected by heavy metal contamination. These are all caused by thefactories there. They should be held responsible.”
“Hi, I am a researcher with China’s air quality researchlaboratory. Professor Zhao Ligang. We have collected samples from the fumesreleased by these electronic factories. The samples contain high concentrationof lead particles. These lead particles are released by those factories’high-temperature furnaces. These particles can be removed by filtration easily.I am curious why these factories did not filter the fumes and release itdirectly. These factories do have filtration devices. Why are they not usingit? Are those devices for show, or are they trying to save cost? They don’tcare about polluting the environment?”
“As everyone can see, this is just outside of the factory.There is a lot of smog. We will interview some passerby about the situationhere. Good afternoon Mdm. I am reporter Sui Junyi with CCTV.”
“I know you. I love to watch your program. CCTV programs arevery well produced.” The middle-aged woman said excitedly.
“Thank you for your compliments. I have a few questions toask you. There is a lot of smog around here. Do you still remember when didthis start?”
When mentioned this, the woman pointed to a factory angrily.“The smog appears after that factory shifted here. In the past, this place isclean and beautiful. Look at this place now. The air has a pungent smell. Wehave complained to the higher-ups, but no one cares!”
The camera zoomed in on that factory. Toshiba China XXXFactory.
“Eh, eh, eh, I am not finished yet. There are still loudnoises constantly. Can you hear it? The noise continues day and night. We can’teven sleep well.”
“What about now?” Sui Junyi asked.
“Now? We are all used to it.” The woman replied helplessly.“My son is working in other provinces after he graduates. When he was studying,he was not willing to return home. He will start coughing badly when hereturns. We will be shifting out in another two years. This place is not fitfor living!”
The whole episode was talking about the pollution caused bythese factories. But the viewers can see that these factories were speciallypicked. All the factories shown in the program belong to Toshiba and the other3 companies.
Now, no one supported those companies. Everyone start topoint their fingers at them. These evil businessmen are making profits at theexpense of human lives!
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