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River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases say UN

Waste water, pesticide run-off and industrial pollution threatens people across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Regulation, data and business action are needed A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it was overlooked: 323 million people are at risk from life-threatening diseases caused by the pollution of rivers and lakes.
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