Citarum River, Indonesia The Citarum has been called the world’s most polluted river. Around 5 million people live in the river’s basin, and most of them rely on. Heavy equipments are used to clean up the river, but new trash comes in every time. Widodo wants the Citarum river to be clean and drinkable. Citarum River used to be a vital part of an ancient kingdom in Indonesia. In modern times, the river plays a role for water power generation.

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Their neighbour, year-old Asep has scabies, a skin infestation regularly seen on those who live near the Citarum.

When you first arrive at Citarum, the awful, foul stench is going to strike your nose. The hardest challenge for authorities is tackling industrial waste. Fishermen that used to find fish, is now collecting garbage. Farmers say contamination from factories stunts the growth of their crops, turning some parts a reddish colour.

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The Citarum has been called the world’s most polluted river. Citagum from ” https: The government, however, is hopeful that this time will be different. With regards to regulation, according to Greenpeacethere have been several issues mainly: Not just electrical power, there are also dams that supply irrigation water to rice paddies, such as Jatiluhur Dam. Skip Navigation Jump to Main. During the rainy seasons, the water floods houses located near the river bank.

The Jatiluhur Dam with a 3 billion cubic meter storage capacity has the largest reservoir in Indonesia.

It supports over 30 million residents for agricultural, domestic and personal use. In January, military personnel began clean-up efforts, picking up domestic trash that were thrown into the river.

About 27 million people rely on the river – the longest in West Java province – for irrigation, drinking water and other daily needs. The dyes and chemicals polluyion in the industrial process – lead, arsenic and mercury amongst them – are churned into the water, changing its colour and lending the area an acrid odour.


China detains seven over river pollution scandal. The river, now known as one of the most polluted in the world, is unrecognisable as part of the Parahyangan region. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

No easy access to the public on the monitoring of discharge. New evidence that river pollution could be causing male fertility problems.

Archived from the original on 26 September The Citarum River comes from two words, namely Ci and Tarum. In the 5th century, from a small village built on the side of the river by Jayasinghawarman, another area became crowded and later became the basis of a large Kingdom in Indonesia, namely the Kingdom of Tarumanegara, the oldest Hindu Kingdom in West Java.

Around 5 million people live in the river’s basin, and most of them rely on its flow for their water supply. More thancubic metre of trash is dumped in the river annually. Every day people dispose of tonnes of waste of livestock into the River.

Seven thousand military personnel pressed into service to clean up one of the fitarum most polluted rivers. After heavy rains, once the river subsides, it leaves huge piles of trash on the river banks.

Besides the Citarum river, most of the major rivers in Indonesia are also badly polluted due to untreated domestic waste and uncontrolled industrial wastewater.

Rainfall 1 month – TRMM “. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Citarum River. Stone inscriptions, Chinese sources, and archaeological sites such as Batujaya and Cibuaya suggest that the human habitation and civilization flourished in and around the river estuaries and river valley as early as the 4th century and even earlier.

Offending factories were issued a warning last year. The water, which has been tested, is proven toxic and it brings health problems. What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?


Can the world’s most polluted river ‘The Citarum River’ be made clean? [The Morning Call]

Hopefully, we can see a result that can make people and the environment happy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Members of the community use water from the river for their daily activities.

However, the program is extremely limited due to its lack of transparency and the scope of regulation, which only covers a very limited number of substances and practices.

Accessibility links Citarumm to article Skip to navigation. Yet, the river supports around 28 million people who rely on it for daily activities such as cooking, bathing and laundry. Archived from the original on 30 September Sign up for our Newsletter.

Aquacultures farming that do not comply polluton the rules of the conservation and control of land in the area of the upper function became one of the causes of the emergence of these critical lands. Deni Riswandani, an activist with Elements of the Environment, a local NGO, says more effort pollutoin be made to resolve the issue. Rvier stated that more people began to understand the issue and they asked him how they could help, but the Frenchmen said he was still cifarum about the exact call of action.

And that is exactly what happens here. Citarum suffers from heavy sedimentation in several areas, which causes the river to overflow during the rainy season. Widodo wants the Citarum river to be clean and drinkable in seven years. It is causing erosion so the river becomes more easily to dry and trash cannot flow.