Pollution turns river red in central China

Feb 28, 2008 BEIJING (AP) — Pollution turned part of a major river system in central China red and foamy, forcing authorities to cut water supplies to as many as 200,000 people, the provincial government and a state news agency said Wednesday. Some communities along tributaries of the Han River – a branch of the Yangtze – in Hubei Province were using emergency water supplies, while at least 60,000 people were relying on bottled water and underground sources, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Full Report