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Ink spill blamed for brook's blood red color

Jan. 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM   |   Comments

MOULTON, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Environmental authorities in England said the source of a stream's sudden blood-red color was identified as ink spillage.

The sudden red color of the babbling brook in Moulton, England, had one resident taking to Facebook to proclaim it as a sign of the apocalypse from the book of Revelations, but the Environment Agency said an investigation found the culprit to be an ink spill, Sky News reported Tuesday.

"The water has returned to its natural color and, apart from the discoloration, we do not believe there were any negative environmental effects," an agency spokesman said.

"We have worked with Anglian Water to trace the source of the red coloration through the surface water drains," the spokesman said. "The red color was caused by a water-based ink, which has no environmental impact."

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