Jul 30, 2010 10:50 PM

A River Runs Red in Fujian

It came from blue-green algae, local government officials told Ting River fishermen who brought in their sick and dying fish to explain a massive fish kill in June. But the fishermen did not believe them. With economic development set to continue at a throttling pace, China's pollution problems loom gargantuan. Unwinding Zijin Mining's recent spill has shown how more than a decade of accidents and cover-ups at one company has contributed to the toxic landscapes across China.

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