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Indonesia scrubbing the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

MAJALAYA, Indonesia: The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi's limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the "world's dirtiest river". Supriyadi depends on the Citarum's murky waters - a floating carpet of household rubbish, toxic chemicals and animal feces - to irrigate a small rice plot in West Java that sustains his family of six. The farmer's rice yield is now down by two-thirds in the rainy season as textile factories dump more and more industrial waste into the river. But he has few…