Mooi River turns white

2014-01-30 12:00


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Cape Town - You may like your cup of Cremora, but a whole river full may be a bit much.

According to East Coast Radio, Nestlé is working with the department of water affairs to find out how large quantities of the coffee creamer ended up in the Mooi River, turning the water white.

Residents observed that the river had turned entirely white and the department assured the community of Tlokwe that it had the situation under control and that Nestlé was co-operating.

Though initially thought toxic from a chemical spill, initial indications are that the colour presents no harm to the environment, but the investigation intends to uncover the exact circumstances that led to the spill.
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