River Turns Red in Shan State, Burmese Blame Factories in China

“We have never seen water color changes like this before. This is the first time I have ever seen the water red. We don’t know what China has done!”

Environmentalist have raised alarms in Myanmar after the water of the Shweli River separating China and the Shan State has turned red. Environmentalists and locals are worried about the level of pollution in the river.

Locals in the border town of Muse suspect that the changing color is due to factory waste from China. Being dumped in the river illegally by Factories in China.

“I think a factory in China dumped polluted water into the river. We have already sent an opposition letter to China’s external affairs department in Shweli (Ruili) city in Yunnan Province,” state parliamentarian for Muse’s Constituency 2 Sai Kyaw Thein told Shan News.

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