Industrial Pollution Turns Lagoon in Argentina Shocking Pink

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A lagoon close to the southern Argentine city of Trelew has turned a striking shade of pink from what local environmentalists have blamed on pollution from a nearby industrial park.

While the coloration is unique, waterways treatment specialist Federico Restrepo said the contamination was killing the chance of “any kind of life” surviving in the water.

Restrepo said the pink hue was due to the waste of sodium sulfite used by fish farms to clean oxide stains from shrimps.

Pablo Lada, an environmental activist from Argentina’s Chubut province, said it was not the first time the reservoir had changed color, but its current state was more “intense” than previously.

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