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    Beijing (CNN) -- Earlier this week, the Jian River that runs through the city of Luoyang, Henan province in northern China, turned bloody red.

    Local media started receiving panicky phone calls from citizens on Tuesday morning saying that the water of the Jian River near their neighborhood has become blood-like overnight.

    The eerie sheen on the river lasted for nearly two days before local government officials managed to track down the source of pollutant: an illegal workshop dumping red dye into the city's storm water pipe network connecting the river.

    Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau cut off the workshop's power supply immediately and conducted a thorough examination, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

    Workers said on December 12 they had been rinsing a batch of red plastic bags for recycle but did not expect the consequences, Xinhua said.

    The bags then were further traced back to nearby Mengjin County to a small chemical plant.The plant was accused of illegally producing red dye for firework wrappers preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

    Lab results from the Environmental Protection Bureau showed that despite the gruesome color, the "bloody water" contained no heavy metal or organic, poisonous elements.

    The river has turned back to normal color on Thursday night, according to the Xinhua report.

    But Luoyang residents said the Jian River changes color often because of the various pollutants and domestic garbage being dumped in or along the river. Some said they say it turn dark green in the past.

    Source: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/16/world/...tml?hpt=hp_bn4
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    Garry doesn't deserve a penny of my money
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    China has an environmental bureau?
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    awesome

    Edited:

    now i know where i'm gonna make that heavy metal videoclip
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    Some said they say it turn dark green in the past.
    What's so unusual about that? The River Liffey in Dublin is always green.
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    What's so unusual about that? The River Liffey in Dublin is always green.
    they don't have to deal with leprechauns everyday though unlike the people in dublin.
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    Rivers in China tend to turn random colors, with all the crap they dump into them.
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    I wonder how much red dye they had to dump in order to make the whole thing go that color.
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    Reminds me of the news story where some river in a forest turned green.
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    Are there any living creatures in that river?
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    I wonder how much red dye they had to dump in order to make the whole thing go that color.
    Some organic dyes can make water opaque with about 2 milligrams per litre, so it doesnt have to be an amazing lot.
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    "Let my people go!" - Dalai Lama

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    Well, it's definitely blood red. Wonder who's behind it.
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    Also people complaining abour ecology in China: It's a direct result from the low prices we pay for our stuff.
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    thats metal
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    I wish I had the chemical knowledge to pull pranks like that :I
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    A little known fact is that all the daughters who the Chinese people abandoned came together and created a village upstream, they all sync'd up their periods and took a bath in the river.
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    Communist water
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    Am I the only one that thought of kool-aid when I saw the river?
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    Communist water
    So because my computer fan color is red it is a communist fan or what?
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    I remember seeing this before, a couple years back.

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    So because my computer fan color is red it is a communist fan or what?
    generic the joke and your head here

    Edited:

    Are there any living creatures in that river?
    Probably not anymore
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    I thought the Red Sea were located in the Gulf of Arabia.
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    And people ask why we still need the EPA...
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    I wish I had the chemical knowledge to pull pranks like that :I
    How much chemical knowledge do you need to start
    dumping red dye into the city's storm water pipe network connecting the river.
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    despite the gruesome color, the "bloody water" contained no heavy metal
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    I thought the Red Sea were located in the Gulf of Arabia.
    Made in China™
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    Chicago, Illinois does this ever year for St. Patrick's day (except it's green)
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    (User was banned for this post ("Image macro / Shit post" - Swebonny))
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    conducted a thorough examination


    Only one in five died!
    This is safe according to background level standards.
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    Chicago, Illinois does this ever year for St. Patrick's day (except it's green)
    Looks completely sanitary and drinkable.
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    Chicago, Illinois does this ever year for St. Patrick's day (except it's green)
    You mean Gotham
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    A real man loves his river every day of the month.
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    A plague? Good thing I go back to America today.
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    August 2005
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    What was that shout-like say in which you went like "THE RIVERS SHALL RUN RED FROM THE BLOOD OF OUR ENEMIES!" ?

    Fits this perfectly.

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    That's a trv river, shame it isn't in a grim and frostbitten forest of sorrow and despair.

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    That's a trv river, shame it isn't in a grim and frostbitten forest of sorrow and despair.
    Well, it's in China, so you have the sorrow and despair, I bet we could make a dry, temperate city work with that.
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    Blood for the Blood God!

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    Are there any living creatures in that river?
    There were.

    Then it turned red.

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    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
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    The eerie sheen on the river lasted for nearly two days before local government officials managed to track down the source of pollutant: an illegal workshop dumping red dye into the city's storm water pipe network connecting the river.
    How much dye did they dump to turn the whole river red?
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