River turns red in China.

Chinese River Runs Red at Dawn With ... Food Coloring, Maybe

Chinese River Runs Red at Dawn With ... Food Coloring, Maybe

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July 25 2014 2:31 PM

Chinese River Runs Red at Dawn With ... Food Coloring, Maybe

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A different river, in Luoyang, China, in 2011.

Photo by China Daily/Reuters

ABC has the story of a river in eastern China that mysteriously ran RED ... at DAWN ... with what was probably some sort of dye or food coloring. Per the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau:

“We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color],” Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the bureau told China News ...
Xiao said there is a paper manufacturer, a food coloring company and clothing-maker a long the river. The bureau is still investigating the incident.
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Click through for ABC's picture; the one above is from a similar incident a few years ago. (Water pollution is a persistent problem in China.)