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Blood Red River is Not Supernatural But Chemical

Although this may look like the set for a new filming of the Ten Commandments, this river hasn't been turned to blood and it's not in Egypt. It's also not a symbol that we've entered the end days.

Two illegal workshops reportedly dumped dye -- the complete health implications of which are unknown -- into the Jian River in the Chinese province of Henan last week.

Watch the NTDTV report:

The Daily Mail reports that the factories have since been shut down by the Luoyang Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. CNN reported that the bureau said the dye didn't contain heavy metal or organic, poisonous elements and that the river had returned to normal color within a few days last week.

CNN also reports that residents are accustomed to changes in their river's color. Pollutants as well as garbage contribute to color changes, including a dark green shade.

[H/T io9]

This story has been updated to correct a word choice error.  

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