Pollution turns Argentinian lagoon bright pink

RT published this video item, entitled “Pollution turns Argentinian lagoon bright pink” – below is their description.

This striking pink lagoon in southern Argentina is a sight to behold, for all the wrong reasons.

The color is caused by sodium sulfite, an antibacterial product used in fish factories. So how did it end up in the lagoon?

Residents in nearby Rawson have been blocking roads used by trucks to carry processed fish waste to treatment plants on the outskirts of the city. ‘We get dozens of trucks daily, the residents are getting tired of it,’ environmental activist Pablo Lada told AFP.

With Rawson off-limits due to the protest, provincial authorities granted authorization for factories to dump their waste in the Corfo lagoon instead. But activists say the lagoon should not be used as a dumping ground for untreated fish waste.

‘Fish processing generates work… it’s true. But these are multi-million-dollar profit companies that don’t want to pay freight to take the waste to a treatment plant that already exists in Puerto Madryn, 35 miles away, or build a plant closer,’ Lada says.

Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtvisual

RT YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - RT

The video item below is a piece of English language content from RT (formerly Russia Today). RT is a Russian state-funded broadcaster.

Recent from RT:

  • Thousands of worshippers walk to Iraq’s Karbala in Arbaeen Pilgrimage
  • SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian space mission
  • Keiser Report | The Coming Great Deflation | E1750
  • In This Story: Argentina

    Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

    With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.

    Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

    2 Recent Items: Argentina

  • Drone footage captures huge whale pushing paddleboarder in Argentina
  • Argentina midterm primaries: Vote seen as test for Fernandez
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.