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Published on Monday, 17 August 2015

'Something has gone terribly wrong'

Written by John Mowbray

Polluted water – © mrfotos

NEW YORK - Investigative journalists in the US have filed a major report which outlines how a combination of poor regulation, state corruption, and brands being prepared to turn a blind eye have allowed an illegal dyeing industry to create serious, possibly irreversible pollution to the Noyyal River in Tirupur, India. The report outlines how the local agriculture industry has collapsed with 60 villages "transformed into ghost towns," and local farmland being made unusable due to the local water being "saturated with chemicals, salts and heavy metals." Appeals to India's courts have fallen on deaf ears, claim the reporters.