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Dockyards blamed for polluting Bangladeshi river

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Bangladeshi laborers work with molten metal to make a propeller in a casting factory at a dockyard beside the Buriganga River in Dhaka on Monday, July 16.  Twenty-eight dockyards occupying 30.96 acres of the Buriganga shore have been in operation for the last 50 years without any authorization or guidelines. These dockyards are polluting the river and encroaching into the riverbank, reducing its navigability.

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A Bangladeshi labourer works in a casting factory.

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A worker gives a finishing touch to a ship propeller.



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