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Before leaving Dartford, the river Darent flows pass many factories. The Darent now loses its charm. It is no longer a gently flowing river flowing through the Kent countryside and it is no longer crystal clear.
The town of Dartford and its factories have made an impact on the Darent.
From Dartford town bridge the Darent becomes tidal. At low water the river reveals its hidden secrets.
Trolleys, traffic cones and other items of rubbish are revealed.
The mud is green and slimy. Is this a sign of pollution?
Gone are the colourful pebbles on the river bed. They have been replaced with slimy mud.
Look at the photographs below.
Could this be the cause of the slimy green mud?
The photographs show a creamy blue liquid being discharged into the river. As the tide is going out, the creamy blue liquid flows towards the Thames.
The river has completely changed colour. It is now a creamy milky colour.
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