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Los perros callejeros en la India se están volviendo azules por la contaminación

[VIDEO] Se presume que los perros están cambiando de color de pelaje por un río de donde beben.

Pics shows: Untreated industrial waste being released into the Kasadi river may be turning stray dogs blue;

Poor dogs in one town are looking more like Smurfs every day after the polluted river water they bathe in turned them an odd shade of blue.

Untreated industrial waste is being pumped into the Kasadi River in the city of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra State in Western India and causing the town's stray dogs to have something of a makeover.

The bizarre incident has resulted in the fur of stray dogs in the area turning blue.

The poor pooches regularly wade into the water to cool down and look for scraps of food but the newly pumped waste is causing them to look like Smurf characters.

Officials have been made aware of the problem and a water quality test has since been carried out in the area.

It ruled the waste treatment was "inadequate" with the levels of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) — the concentration of oxygen required to sustain aquatic life — was 80 milligram a litre (mg/L) with levels of toxic chloride also high.

The water was deemed unfit for human consumption with studies also showing the pollution levels in the area had been raised by a whopping 13 times the "safe limit".

Yogesh Pagade, a local fisherman in the area said: "After numerous complaints to MPCB over the years, only the stench at Kasadi has reduced. However, the pollution levels continue to be extremely high and dissolved oxygen is negligible."

A complaint has now been registered with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) saying that animals in the area are suffering as a result of the waste.

Animal protection officer Arati Chauhan said: "It was shocking to see how the dog’s white fur had turned completely blue. We have spotted almost five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries."

MPCB officials have since replied saying they are investigating.

A spokesman said: "Allowing the discharge of dye into any water body is illeg
Los perros callejeros en la India se están volviendo azules por la contaminación

Ciudadanos de la India están alarmados por el aparecimiento de cinco perros callejeros que fueron vistos con un tono azul en su pelaje tras nadar en un tramo del río Kasadi en Navi Mumbai, en India.

El diario británico Metro reporta que la situación es alarmante, pues sería una señal del grado de contaminación presente en estas aguas, donde recurrentemente los animales se sumergen para refrescarse y beber.

Por el momento, se desconoce el tipo de químicos que podrían estar causando esta situación, aunque las autoridades locales dijeron que podría tratarse de un tinte industrial utilizado para hacer detergente.

Arati Chahuan, funcionario de protección animal, dijo que “fue espantoso ver cómo la piel blanca del perro (de la foto) se había vuelto completamente azul.

Hemos visto a casi cinco de estos perros aquí y hemos pedido a la junta de control de la contaminación que actúe contra esas industrias”.

La Junta de Control de Contaminación de Maharashtra (MPCB, por sus siglas en inglés) declaró que el tratamiento de desechos cercano era “inadecuado” en el agua del río, con niveles excesivamente altos de cloruro tóxico.

De hecho, el agua de Kasadi se consideró no apta para el consumo humano con niveles de contaminación 13 veces superiores al “límite seguro”.

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