Critics point to China for causing environmental disaster along Mekong River

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The Mekong has long been a source of food and water for millions, but an estimated 40 percent of the fish have disappeared, according to the Mekong River Commission, with many attributing the cause to China building 11 hydroelectric dams upstream. China insists these dams will not negatively affect the lower river and is willing to share water data. NBC News’ Keir Simmons speaks to some of those affected who live and work along the river.

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