Tuesday 27 October 2009

Yuck ! Badly Polluted Romanian River

Recently a friend returned from a working holiday in Romania and wrote me that he never saw the sad condition of the downstream section of the Argeş River. But here in this video we see one mighty impactive outcome caused by improper regulation of the environment.

"I actually traveled beside that river but upstream in the Fagaras mountains (from Curtea de Arges to Victoria) - it's dammed further upstream about 20 km before you cross the Transfagarasan pass at Lake Vidraru. So I didn't see the polluted part of it. There are lots of places in Romania which leave a lot to be desired in terms of concern for the environment. You see a lot of plastic just strewn everywhere - especially bottles and shopping bags etc. I can imagine after winter when the snow melts and runs off a lot of that plastic & rubbish ends up in the rivers."

We must remember that this video only shows the flowing surface of the Arges river, and at best, we can only imagine what types of habit destructing chemicals may also be fettered within it. I think its likely that we may have forgotten that there are enormous ranges of petro-chemical plastic bottles floating around the rivers and oceans everywhere, huh ?

Via: The Presurfer
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