The World’s Most Polluted Rivers

Jul 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Analysis, News and Notes

EHS Journal - Boat by River

Take a break and check out’s compilation of the world’s most polluted rivers. The post describes basic river facts (length, economic importance, types of pollution, etc.) and provides powerful photos of contaminated wastewater discharges and people working in the polluted rivers.

According to this post, the most polluted rivers are

1. Ganges River, India

2. Jian River, China

3. Mississippi River, U.S.

4. Rivers in Jakarta, Indonesia

5. Pasig River, Philippines

6. Tietê River, Brazil

7. Yangtze River, China

8. Yamuna River, India’s post is attributed to Eric Zerkel.

Photograph: Boat by River by Stig-Espen Soleng, Oslo, Norway.


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