Bangladesh cuts power to leather district after years of health violations

After more than 15 years of ignored high court rulings and inaction, the government in Bangladesh moved against more than 100 tanneries over the weekend by cutting off the leather producers’ electricity and other utilities in the capital’s Hazaribagh neighborhood.

Tanneries in that district were featured in a March 29 PBS NewsHour/Pulitzer Crisis for Crisis Reporting report, “Toxic Business – Inside the Tanneries of Bangladesh.” Journalists Justin Kenny, Larry C. Price and Adam...


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