Pollution near Jiangsu high school sickens 493 students
Hundreds of students at a high school in East China's Jiangsu Province were sickened by alleged environmental pollution from nearby former chemical factories, media reported Sunday.
Since Changzhou Foreign Languages School (CFLS) relocated to its current site in September 2015, a total of 493 students at the school have developed abnormal blood parameters and diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and bronchitis, while some have even been diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma, China Central Television (CCTV) reported.
Parents have attributed the illnesses to a construction site north of the school, where three chemical factories used to stand.
The level of pollutants detected in the groundwater and soil at the construction site were excessively above safety standards, with chlorobenzene levels as much as 100,000 times higher than the standard, according to the CCTV report.
One employee who had worked for 30 years in one of the three factories, Jiangsu Changlong Chemicals Co, was quoted as saying by CCTV that some employees would dispose of contaminated water directly outside the factory and often buried dangerous waste underground.（via Sina English）
1. sicken v.患病， 使生病，使厌恶，使恶心 （形容词形式:sick）
Many of them sickened and died.
2.relocate v. 迁移， 重新安置
If the company was to relocate, most employees would move.
3.current site 当前站点，目前地址
4.abnormal adj. 反常的，异常的 【反义:normal adj.正常的,正规的】
5.blood parameters 血液指标
6.dermatitis n. 皮炎
7.eczema n.[医] 湿疹
8.bronchitis n. 支气管炎
10.lymphoma n. 淋巴瘤
11. groundwater n.地下水
12.safety standards 安全标准
14.contaminated water 污染水