Greenpeace East Asia just released a pretty neat 360º video spanning a small Yunnan town in an ongoing investigation into the severe zinc and lead pollution caused by Asia’s largest zinc-lead mine.
The non-profit organization attached six GoPro cameras to a drone to create the video in an effort to draw attention to the ongoing metal pollution problem in Jinding, a small town in Yunnan province.
The zinc-lead mining company Yunan Jinding Zinc Corporation Ltd. promised to relocate nearby residents in 2006 after seeing that homes were less than 100 meters from the lead plant. However, nothing has been done as cases of health problems caused from lead absorption continue to increase.
Using YouTube’s newest 360º plugin, the video provides an interactive viewing experience of the heavily polluted Jinding town.
Head over to their blog to read more about the project and watch their 360º video below:
[Images via Greenpeace]
By Sharon Choi