The World’s Dirtiest River

The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia was declared the ‘dirtiest river in the world’ by the Asian Development Bank in 2008. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on various improvement projects, so far with very little success.

Millions of  people depend upon the river for their water supply, including many poor rural communities who must take their untreated drinking water directly from the river.

Photo from The Daily Mail

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