Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Citarum. The Most Polluted River In The World...

You'd be forgiven for not realising that the young man and his little  boat were floating in water.
Because you can't see any.
They appear to be floating in a sea of garbage. Plastic garbage.
This is the Citarum River in Indonesia.
The dirtiest river in the world.
Around five million people live in the river's basin in West Java and what's even harder to comprehend is that they rely on its flow for their water supply.
The river is also used to support agriculture, fishery, industry and electricity. Amazing.
A five hundred million dollar proposal to clean up the river is supposedly underway and there's more to the dirty story here.
The pollution has been caused, as always, by man, who has a lot to answer for but as usual who takes little responsibility and nothing much to say...

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1 comment:

  1. Knowing the ignorance and greed of man it's understandable such horrors as this exist but one still needs to question, in a day and age of advanced technology what kind of government allows this to happen to its people?