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Tons of Garbage Clog Once-Clear Rivers, Who's to Blame?

World | | May 10, 2019, 4:26 pm
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 Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among the tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald colour and crystal-clear waters and adored by rafters, hikers and fishermen. (Image: AP)

Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among the tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald colour and crystal-clear waters and adored by rafters, hikers and fishermen. (Image: AP)

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 Bosnia and other countries in the Western Balkans have done little to build an effective system of the garbage disposal and environmental protection, despite formally seeking entry into the European Union and adopting some of the EU's laws and regulations. (Image: AP)

Bosnia and other countries in the Western Balkans have done little to build an effective system of the garbage disposal and environmental protection, despite formally seeking entry into the European Union and adopting some of the EU's laws and regulations. (Image: AP)

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 Neglected during the wars in the 1990s, Bosnia's waste-management problem has grown over the years, reaching alarming proportions in a region where joblessness and poverty are widespread and where corruption routinely stalls implementation of reform laws. (Image: AP)

Neglected during the wars in the 1990s, Bosnia's waste-management problem has grown over the years, reaching alarming proportions in a region where joblessness and poverty are widespread and where corruption routinely stalls implementation of reform laws. (Image: AP)

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 Rather than being recycled, most garbage ends up at makeshift dumps and in rivers, contaminating both the ground and the water. (Image: AP)

Rather than being recycled, most garbage ends up at makeshift dumps and in rivers, contaminating both the ground and the water. (Image: AP)

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 At the Drina River, which flows between Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia, tons of garbage is stuck near a key hydroelectric power plant, forming huge garbage islands that float on the surface. Locals say as much as 800,000 tons of garbage is pulled out of the Drina each year. (Image: AP)

At the Drina River, which flows between Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia, tons of garbage is stuck near a key hydroelectric power plant, forming huge garbage islands that float on the surface. Locals say as much as 800,000 tons of garbage is pulled out of the Drina each year. (Image: AP)

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 By the banks of the Bosna River, whose source is near Sarajevo, the capital, and flows centrally through the country, dead fish could be seen washed up along the shore. (Image: AP)

By the banks of the Bosna River, whose source is near Sarajevo, the capital, and flows centrally through the country, dead fish could be seen washed up along the shore. (Image: AP)

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 Its riverbanks are heavily polluted by garbage, which hangs from tree branches and pools in clumps at every little bend in the river. (Image: AP)

Its riverbanks are heavily polluted by garbage, which hangs from tree branches and pools in clumps at every little bend in the river. (Image: AP)

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 Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the river Drina near Visegrad, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Image: AP)

Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the river Drina near Visegrad, eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Image: AP)

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