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Bangladesh Tanneries Fined, Ordered to Move

Amid rows of low buildings in this corner of Dhaka, the stench of flesh hangs in the air. On the street, a man pushes a wooden cart piled high with fresh cow hides. Gutters are clogged with sickly blue water and clumps of animal skins. Flies gather on cattle horns piled on the ground to dry in the sun. This is Hazaribagh, a residential district that is also home to 90 percent of Bangladesh's tanneries. The area is infamous as an environmental and health disaster, with the waste from...

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