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Arunachal Pradesh river turns black; heres what could have caused it

Arunachal Pradesh river turns black; heres what could have caused it

In a sudden change of situation that has led authorities worried, the crystal clear waters of the Siang river also considered the lifeline of northern Arunachal Pradesh for centuries has suddenly turned dark black triggering panic in the frontier state.

The East Siang district authorities have pressed the alarm bell as the water of the river, containing large volumes of heavy slag, is no longer fit for consumption.

Tatak said water samples have been collected by the central water commission and China is the primary suspect.

The Siang is the principal constituent river of the Brahmaputra and flows for 1,600 km through southern Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo or Yarlung Zangbo before entering India.

Siang is also known as Dihang in India, which joins the Lohit after flowing for 230 km. The Dibang joins at about 35 km downstream of Pasighat in East Siang district to form the Brahmaputra. Tatak said he has submitted an independent report to the Arunachal government describing the situation.

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