Environment

Floods leave river polluted in Bosnia

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the downpours have left an iconic river choked with rubbish.

The Drina river, revered by rafters for its emerald colour and the stunning route it cuts through the mountains, has been polluted with waste from riverside landfills. Plastic bottles, rusty barrels, old tyres and even the odd fridge freezer covered the width of the river outside the town of Visegrád. The waste has accumulated behind a barrier built by a Bosnian hydroelectric plant a few kilometres upstream.

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