Toxic tanneries polluting again at new Bangladesh site

  • In this Friday, June 29, 2018, photo, Bangladeshi workers sort tannery waste for poultry and fish feed on the banks of the Daleshwari River in Savar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into this river at a new industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

  • In this Friday, June 29, 2018, photo, tannery and other industrial waste lie in piles on the banks of the Daleshwari River in Savar, Bangladesh. More than 100 leather tanneries that were forced to relocate because of their massive pollution are now running toxic waste into Daleshwari river, creating new environmental and health problems for community members and laborers. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

  • In this Thursday, June 28, 2018, photo, a Bangladeshi worker sits on top of tannery waste loaded in a truck at Tannery Industrial Area on the banks of the Daleshwari River in Savar, Bangladesh. Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into Daleshwari river at a new industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

SAVAR, Bangladesh — Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor.

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