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Visualizing the Pollution Level of the Ganges River

by Michael McLaughlin
Graphic showing the Ganges river is filled with 182 billion liters of wastewater every month.

Reuters has created data visualizations demonstrating the severe level of pollution in the Ganges river, which flows through India and Bangladesh and provides drinking and bathing water. For example, one visualization uses the latest available data from 2016 to show that the vast majority of water sampling stations along the river recorded levels of fecal matter that made the water unsuitable for bathing. And another visualization demonstrates how sewage from residential and industrial drains discharge 6.07 billion liters of wastewater into the Ganges everyday.

Take a look.

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