A lake in Patagonia is currently turning pink after chemicals have been dumped by fishing companies in the area. This phenomenon is of great concern to the local population in the South American region.
Ecologist Pablo Lado denounced “For us, this is the image of neglect on the part of the county authorities. Those who have to control it are only those who allow the population to be poisoned.”
Lake Corfu, covering 10 to 15 hectares, is located 30 kilometers from the Argentine city of Trelew, a city of 120,000 people in the province of Chubut.
The pink color is explained by the presence of sodium sulfate, an antibacterial preservative used to store Norwegian lobsters. Residents of the province also complain of bad odors and the spread of insects.
According to Juan Michalud, who is responsible for environmental management in the province, the pink color does no harm and will disappear in a few days.
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