A section of the Yellow River, China’s second longest, turned red and smelly in Lanzhou, Capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province, forcing the local environment watchdog to launch an investigation.
Residents were alarmed to see a sewage pipe pouring red water into the Yellow River on Sunday. The discharge occurred in downtown Lanzhou, following which about a kilometre of the river was discoloured.
The city’s environment protection bureau and the Yellow River water environment monitoring centre took samples of the river water for laboratory testing. [Full Text]