The Yangtze, the longest river in Asia, turned red (video)
September 9, 2012
China is shocked by the color showed by the Yangtze River, the longest in Asia. They point to contamination.
Residents in Chongqing city awoke to the surprise of finding the longest river on the continent with a blood red color.
Immediately, the authorities proceeded to investigate the reason for the phenomenon, primarily to determine if the water can still be used.
Residents point to the Yangtze being polluted by toxic waste disposal of nearby industries.
However, the Environment Office of Chongqing investigates the possibility that the coloration is due to sands. Floods have moved sediments, they say.