Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sampling-Shaoxing-s-Polluted-River-27MZIFVPIVL4.htmlConceptually similarSampling Shaoxing's Polluted RiverGP04DE1Completed★★★★Sampling Shaoxing's Polluted RiverGP04DDYCompleted★★★★Sampling Shaoxing's Polluted RiverGP04DE0Completed★★★★Polluted River in ShaoxingGP04DDLCompleted★★★★Polluted River in ShaoxingGP04DDWCompleted★★★★Polluted River in ShaoxingGP04DDXCompleted★★★★Waste Incineration in ShaoxingGP04DE4Completed★★★★Farmland Near Chemical Plant in ShaoxingGP04DE5Completed★★★★Chemical Transport Truck in ShaoxingGP04DDPCompleted★★★★View AllGP04DDZSampling Shaoxing's Polluted RiverGreenpeace researchers take water samples from a polluted river, in the Shaoxing Binhai Industrial Zone. The area specialises in textile and dyeing. Two days before the sampling, it was reported that a pollution incident had occurred. The river appeared red due to discharge from a waste water pipe, from the Zhejiang Deou Chemical Manufacture Co. Ltd. chemical plant.Locations:Binhai industrial zone-China-Shaoxing-Shaoxing County-ZhejiangDate:10 May, 2012Credit:© Yin Kuang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2912px X 4368pxKeywords:Chemical industry-Chemicals-Day-Detox (campaign title)-Dirty-Greenpeace campaigners-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-Pollutants-River pollution-Rivers-Rubbish-Samples-Sampling (activity)-Science-Textile industry-Toxic waste-WaterShoot:Shaoxing 'Red River' Pollution IncidentThe Shaoxing Binhai Industrial Zone specialises in textile and dyeing. Besides the ongoing pollution associated with the textile manufacturing industry, there are many one-off incidents that also impact the local waters. On 8 May 2012, it was reported that a pollution incident had occurred in a river in Xiner village, in the Binhai industrial zone. According to surveys by the Shaoxing Environmental Pollution Bureau, it was caused by a dye manufacturer, the Zhejiang Deou Chemical Manufacture Co. Ltd. It was reported that the discharge pipe of this factory had burst, and that the wastewater had flowed directly into a small river that is part of the Qiantang River delta, polluting between 300 and 400 metres of river. A sample of the river water was collected within 48 hours of the accidental spill, at 00.30am on 10 May 2012. The colour of the river water was no longer red at that time. The water sample from the river impacted by the pollution incident contained a number of chemicals. Several of these chemicals are toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.