Tie-dye business owner arrested for turning Bali river red

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A video went viral yesterday displaying a river in Denpasar turning crimson – however not in a biblical sense. 

Authorities discovered that every one the crimson was the results of a display printing enterprise dumping waste into the water.

Denpasar Environmental Affairs Company’s chief IB Putra Wirabawa stated yesterday that the enterprise proprietor was apprehended and his license has been suspended.

“The foundation of the issue is a display printing or tie-dying enterprise that has recklessly been dumping waste,” he stated.

Individually, the company’s environmental capability head Agus Sudarmo revealed the suspect to have the preliminary S, and that he’s initially from Banyuwangi. The suspect advised the authorities that whereas his enterprise had put in a waste administration system, some pipes had burst and brought about environmental harm.

Agus added that S can be punished primarily based on native rules and his case file can be filed with the Denpasar District Court docket on April 13. Beneath native rules, S might resist six months in jail or pay a effective of as much as IDR50 million (US$3,480).

Locals beforehand complained the river, which is positioned in Tukad Mati, Denpasar, generally turned both crimson or inexperienced attributable to waste. Whereas conceding that there isn’t any odor from the river, they alerted the scenario to the authorities attributable to environmental issues.

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