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Rubber River: Bouncing Back

It may look rubbery, but this river in eastern China has horrified environmentalists after loggers dumped thousands of litres of liquid latex in it turning the water white.

Although the latex - from rubber trees - is not toxic experts say it will coat wildlife with white, sticky latex making it almost impossible for them to survive.

A local logging firm in Linqiao Zhejiang province, admits the pollution but claims it was an accident.

"We are working with local agencies to clean up the river. A tube carrying the latex had split and we didn't notice it until it was too late," said a spokesman.

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