Steel mills polluting Dhaka air

  • Residents of Shyampur say the steel and rerolling mills emit smoke round the clock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Residents of Shyampur say the steel and rerolling mills emit smoke round the clock. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The skyline of Shyampur in Dhaka is covered with toxic fumes emitted from a rerolling mill. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The skyline of Shyampur in Dhaka is covered with toxic fumes emitted from a rerolling mill. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The skyline of Shyampur in Dhaka is covered with toxic fumes emitted from a rerolling mill. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The skyline of Shyampur in Dhaka is covered with toxic fumes emitted from a rerolling mill. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Toxic, dark fumes emitting from a steel mill in the capital’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Toxic, dark fumes emitting from a steel mill in the capital’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The toxic smoke emitted from a rerolling mill in Dhaka’s Shyampur is so dense that it hampers visibility. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The toxic smoke emitted from a rerolling mill in Dhaka’s Shyampur is so dense that it hampers visibility. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A resident of Dhaka’s Shyampur says that it is difficult for them to keep the doors and windows open due to toxic gas emitted from the rerolling mills. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A resident of Dhaka’s Shyampur says that it is difficult for them to keep the doors and windows open due to toxic gas emitted from the rerolling mills. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Smoke from steel and rerolling mills is continuously polluting the air of Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Smoke from steel and rerolling mills is continuously polluting the air of Dhaka’s Shyampur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi