nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=acm50ieupgradebanner_112313 network-banner-empty upgradeBanner
Search AOL Mail
AOL Mail
AOL Favorites

River in China mysteriously turns blood-red

This isn't always what the water looked like. Residents in eastern China say the water looked normal around 4 o'clock on Friday morning. Then two hours later, the river suddenly turned blood-red.

A paper manufacturer, food coloring and clothing company are stationed along the river and environmentalists suspect the heavy rain from a typhoon from the day before might encourage someone to dump artificial coloring into the river, thinking no one would notice.

Water pollution is not a rare problem in China. Last year, thousands of fish were killed after pollution from a chemical plant leaked into 19 miles of river.

The year before, a river turned red after another chemical plant illegally dumped dye into it. Fortunately, lab results confirmed there were no harmful elements in the dye.

Authorities are still investigating the most recent incident.

China River Mysteriously Turns Blood-Red

Join the discussion

1000|Characters 1000  Characters
stengernc July 26 2014 at 1:50 PM

China is a great example of what happens when you hav mindless reproduction....so is Haiti. Birth control would help solve so many world problems, less poverty, less anger, less religious nuts, less war. Religious leaders need to stop opposing birth control or nature will surely commit adult abortions.

Flag Reply +13 rate up
9 replies
clancey7695 July 26 2014 at 12:58 PM


Flag Reply +12 rate up
2 replies
momsname17 clancey7695 July 26 2014 at 5:39 PM

That's good and a scarey thought too

Flag Reply 0 rate up
Junior clancey7695 July 26 2014 at 11:02 PM


Flag Reply 0 rate up
lqqkheah July 26 2014 at 1:29 PM

Puts new meaning to the term "red china"

Flag Reply +12 rate up
almasearch July 26 2014 at 3:03 PM

Why does the headline say the river "mysteriously" turned red, when the article itself (and a picture shows) that " A kilometer-long section of the river turned "red and smelly" after a sewage pipe discharged red liquid on Sunday. " No mystery - someone polluted the stupid river. Welcome to China.

Flag Reply +9 rate up
3 replies
jigokurei July 26 2014 at 1:18 PM

Siri Says the 'Opening Gates of Hades' is July 27, 2014

The red water was just a teaser. ; )

I believe it was last year when approximately 16,000 dead pigs were found floating down one of China's rivers.

It seems that China's rivers are full of surprises.

Flag Reply +8 rate up
2 replies
schlauger1 jigokurei July 26 2014 at 2:29 PM

Many in Asian countries apparently have no regard for the earth or its animals. Because some of them think the properties of toenails have magic powers as long as the properties come from animals, and because they like how the nails look when sculpted and polished, Rhinos are disappearing at a fast clip. Elephants as well.

The gall bladders, livers and hearts of other exotic creatures are prized because when ground up, they make old men live forever while they jump on anything that moves like randy old goats.

Japan's government doesn't give a flying leap at a rolling donut if thousands of dolphins wind up in gill nets. Whaling, long past necessary, still goes on.

Sorry, but it's still the way too many in that part of the planet think.

Flag Reply +1 rate up
Bernie jigokurei July 26 2014 at 4:59 PM

Scum flows freely in China….. about the only thing that does….

Flag Reply +1 rate up
1 reply
morganfate1 Bernie July 27 2014 at 1:24 AM

So, you've flowed through China then?

Flag 0 rate up
Apple July 26 2014 at 2:38 PM

China needs to get serious with implementing major environmental control efforts!

Flag Reply +7 rate up
Fred July 26 2014 at 2:35 PM

More than likely blood from the new chicken plant they open down stream to supply McDonald's.

Flag Reply +5 rate up
2 replies
schlauger1 Fred July 26 2014 at 3:06 PM

Fred: don: Thank you. A first laugh for my so far boring Saturday.

Flag Reply +1 rate up
westecco Fred July 26 2014 at 4:22 PM

Wouldn't it have to be UPSTREAM?

Flag Reply +1 rate up
1 reply
Joesph westecco July 27 2014 at 12:57 AM

this is the internet... you're not supposed to use logic

Flag 0 rate up
wwchak July 26 2014 at 2:03 PM

Chicago river turn green every St. Patrick's day.

Flag Reply +5 rate up
1 reply
John wwchak July 26 2014 at 2:55 PM

As opposed to it's usual ugly brownish color.

Flag Reply +1 rate up
1 reply
gramargo John July 26 2014 at 7:40 PM

Right.....it's pretty yucky looking most of the time.

Flag 0 rate up
buckolieo68 July 26 2014 at 1:52 PM

LOL you people have it all wrong it was the "KOOL-AID" plant up river sprung a leak

Flag Reply +3 rate up
1 reply
schlauger1 buckolieo68 July 26 2014 at 3:10 PM

God, I hope not. Do you realize how many chemical dyes are in Kool Aid? What a horrific thought!

Better if it's color-satisfying Anthrax.

Flag Reply 0 rate up
goldie841 July 26 2014 at 11:39 PM

I thought of "MOSES" also--compaired to every thing else going on in the world today-I think the end and SECOND COMING of CHRIST is nearer than we think---atheist need not comment ! I know what u think and where u r going.

Flag Reply +3 rate up
aol~~ 1209600



World Series

More From Our Partners