WLA lake in the southern region of Patagonia, Argentina, has changed color in what can be considered an impressive but equally disturbing phenomenon.
The colors of the water, which were once crystal blue, are now pink. It is believed that this change resulted from contamination from a chemical used to preserve shrimp for export.
It is sodium sulfate, an antibacterial product used in fish factories. The remains are blamed for polluting the Chubut River, which feeds Lake Corfu and other springs in the area.
Locals have long complained about bad odors and environmental problems caused by this situation. But last week this became visible when the lake changed color. This wouldn’t be the first time this has happened because the lake receives runoff from the Trileo Industrial Complex.
However, residents and environmental experts say they are fed up and are calling for action to protect the environment.
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