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20 April 2010

Citarum River : Bad Water is a Deadly Killer!

Citarum is the longest and largest river in West Java province, Indonesia. The river has been a historical value, economic and social importance since 2007. The river supplies drinking water for millions of people. But, it is known as the one of the highest pollution’s river in the world!

CNN reported (March 30, 2010) that the factories using the Citarum as a dumping ground; the community effectively uses it as an open sewer. As we walk through the village, children squat over canals and defecate directly into the water. Any garbage is thrown in the waterway or dumped on the side of the riverbank!

CNN has an article and photo slide show on their site to accompany the video below.

Well, bad water is a deadly killer!

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