Pity the poor Kunming government, pearl clutching residents are in uproar over what they say is a ‘disgusting’ and ‘massively polluted’ river. Don’t they realise that just because a river has turned the colour of milk doesn’t mean it’s polluted, God?!
After local farmers complained that the “stinking” water was harming watermelon crops, a local official told reporters that there was no proof that the water wasn’t up to standard, and blamed the white colour on a build up of clay sediment.
Runoff from a mine upriver is believed to be responsible for turning the Xiaojiang river its current milky shade.