Wow, river turns red.. that can't be good

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  1. lovemygoofy

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  3. sparklynails23

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    Hey, that's one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

    Probably just a coincidence.

    Oh wait, there were all those crazy solar flares today and earthquakes in China and California.

    I'm sure it's nothing.

    I wonder who the last martyr might be.
     
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    Well if this were the Euphrates River or the Nile River I'd be taking more notice:eek:. But since this is in China, I'm sure it's got something to do with red algae that causes problems every now and then when waterways become over polluted.
     
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    I am sure it is the end of times and not illegal dumping of chemicals....;)
     
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    Red tide? Although I thought that was only in the ocean.
     
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    Well, we ARE only 3 months away from December 2012! ;)
     
  9. SaraJayne

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    It's China, where you can't hardly see the building next door due to pollution.

    I'm sure dumping of chemicals and other god-knows-what things have nothing to do with it. :rotfl:
     
  10. Tinker'n'Fun

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    I read some of the comments (there are always some that are really funny) and it was stated this has happened before in the same river - pollution/dumping of chemicals. Scary sad!
     
  11. jlewisinsyr

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    And you wonder why products from China are so cheap, it's not just labor costs, its lack of environmental regulations and enforcement.
     
  12. sparklynails23

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    It was a different river in 2009. They blamed it on dye from a plant that time. This river is way too big for the blame to be placed on dye. It's one of China's two major rivers. If the Chinese find out the real problem, we'll never hear what it was, anyway.
     
  13. Gumbo4x4

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    Yup - actually, when you factor in transportation costs, poor quality, and the fact you have to carry 5X as much inventory as you would with a U.S. based plant, the labor cost is in no way cheap enough to justify moving production to China. The real savings come from the lack of EPA & OSHA.
     
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    It's hardly the first river or body of water to turn red..in some instances it is red tide and others it is a chemical spill of some sort (most likely in China).
     
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    I saw somebody post somewhere else.

    He'd be more surprised if the sky was to turn blue
     

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