Saturday, September 8, 2012

River in China Turns Bright Red

A stretch of the Yangtze river —China's longest river — has abruptly turned a bright orange-red. Residents of the southwestern city of Chongqing first noticed that the River, called the "golden waterway," had a spreading stain on September 6th, 2012. Though the bright-red water was concentrated around Chongqing, Southwest China's largest industrial center, it was also reported at several other points along the river. Officials say they don't know why.

A ship sails across the junction of the polluted Yangtze River (left) and the Jialin River in Chongqing, China

A fisherman goes about his daily business - LINK

A ship sails across the junction of the Yangtze River and the Jialin River at the exact spot where the dyed river starts to bleed into the Jialin
The Yangtze river washes up on and stains a tiled floor
A couple make the most of the rare opportunity to get up close to a red river

The red river gave Chongqing an apocalyptic appearance on September 6th, 2012

A small puddle filled with the orange water

Residents collecting samples of the colored water

The Yangtze river, which runs through the city in south-western China, turned a bright shade of orange-red.

Photos and info from the here

Another river than ran red in China here

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