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NOT everything to do with pollution is ugly. This abstract art was created using paints made from the metallic run-off collected from polluted rivers in Ohio. The artwork is a collaboration between environmental engineer Guy Riefler and artist John Sabraw, both of Ohio University in Athens.
When water from abandoned coal mines flows into local rivers, it can pollute them with iron, as well as making the water acidic. Once exposed to air at the surface, the iron oxidises to form a disgusting yet colourful orange sludge that kills off much aquatic life.
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