China dumps sewage onto coral reefs, turns South China Sea into toilet
By Monica Showalter
Communist countries are renowned for their pollution, but China is taking it to a new level.
Swarms of Chinese vessels have dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea, causing algae blooms that have damaged coral reefs and threatened fish in an unfolding catastrophe, a US-based expert said Monday.
Satellite images over the last five years show how human waste, sewage and wastewater have accumulated and caused algae in a cluster of reefs in the Spratlys region where hundreds of Chinese fishing ships have anchored in batches, said Liz Derr, who heads Simularity Inc, a software company creating artificial intelligence technologies for satellite imagery analysis.
Which is disgusting. How’d you like to be a little sea creature and get that rained down? What does a coral reef look like after the ChiComs have dropped their dumps onto them? What’s more, it’s not just the open sea seeing this, it’s pollution affecting nations in the region. The Philippines, which is known for its pristine beaches, has reportedly ordered its military to investigate.
The important point here is that China doesn’t belong there. According to Reuters: more