The most polluted Brazilian river

 Tietê River

Pollution and environmental degradation

 Although the Tiete River is said to be one of the most important rivers economically for the state of São Paulo and for the country, the Tietê River is best known for its environmental problems, especially for the stretch through the city of São Paulo.

Even in the 1920s and 1930s, the river was utilised for fishing and sports activities were famous as were the nautical races on the river. During this period boat race clubs were created along the length of the river, such as the Club of the Tietê races and the Espéria, clubs that exist till now.

In September 2010 National Geographic identified the river as the most polluted in Brazil.

 

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24 de mai de 2013

Todos os anos o mesmo problema se repete no interior de São Paulo: os rios são invadidos por uma espuma, resultado da poluição agravada pelo tempo mais seco. No outono e no inverno, o Rio Tietê, o mais importante do estado, fica coberto pelos blocos brancos que, apesar de parecerem limpos, é resultado do desrespeito à conservação dos rios.

 

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24 de jun de 2015

 

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9 de set de 2015

O Rio Tietê, já tão sujo e poluído, ganhou cores mais escuras na manhã desta quarta-feira (9), no trecho que corta Salto, após receber as águas – e a sujeira – da Grande São Paulo, devido fortes chuvas do feriado prolongado.

São Paulo (state)

São Paulo (Portuguese pronunciation: is a state in Brazil. It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy. Named after Saint Paul, São Paulo has the largest population, industrial complex, and economic production in the country. It is the richest state in Brazil. The capital, São Paulo, is also the largest city in South America (and the Southern Hemisphere).

Often dubbed the “locomotive of Brazil”, the state alone is responsible for 40% of the Brazilian GDP, being the state with the highest GDP. In addition to increased GDP, São Paulo also has the highest Human Development Index, the highest GDP per capita, the second lowest infant mortality rate and the fourth lowest rate of illiteracy among the states of Brazil.

With 44,035,304 inhabitants in 2014, São Paulo is the most populous state in Brazil and the third most populous political unit of South America, only surpassed by that country and Colombia, ahead of all other South American countries. São Paulo’s capital city is ranked thirteenth among the largest cities on the planet and its metropolitan area, with 20,935,204 inhabitants,[1] is the seventh largest in the world.