What references to the effects of environmentally unfriendly industrial practices can you find in "Odour of Chrysanthemums"?

The reference to the effects of environmentally unfriendly industrial practices found in this story is the death of Walter Bates, a husband and father. The industrial practice referenced here is coal mining. Walter is a coal miner who dies when a section of the mine caves in.

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The environmentally unfriendly industrial practice referred to in this story is coal mining. The effect of coal mining in this story is the death of our protagonist's husband, Walter. His death is directly caused by the unfriendly industrial practice of coal mining. He got trapped in a cave-in just as his shift was ending, and none of his fellow mine workers even realized that he was still there.

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