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    Satellite Images Tell Tale of Changzhou’s Toxic School

    Where chemical plants once stood, a new campus emerges.

    On Sunday state broadcaster CCTV reported that nearly 500 students at the Changzhou Foreign Languages School in Jiangsu province had contracted various illnesses, including rashes and bronchitis. The report blamed toxic grounds adjacent to the school, the former site of three chemical factories. Parents are seeking answers from the school and local government. The video below uses satellite imagery to show the development of the area around the school between 2007 and 2016.


    (Header image: A satellite image shows the area around the school in 2016. Google Earth)