If you have time I’d suggest looking at this 25-minute video: it really shows just what we are up against with the industrial-consumer world. Pretty much everything that could be wrong is! Citarum River
Likely to be true, I lived on the waterways for 10 years travelling extensively. Some fish species were eaten: brown trout and pike for instance, but others now likely to be eaten as millions of folk face poverty in Britain.
Dr White collected water samples from five rivers in Albania during 2010. They were analysed by Prof Margarita Hysko, Microbiologist at Tirana Unversity. These were the first samples ever to consider biological pollutants, including faecal coliforms. There had been one other riverine study looking at chemical pollutants,including heavy metals. Albania is a very poor country, lacking most infrastructure.