Dirty Lagoon – level 1

31-08-2020 07:00

A beautiful clean lagoon is in Paraguay. The lagoon has two parts. Now, one part changes its color. One part is clean and blue. The other part is bright purple.

Local people are angry. They know what the problem is. They think that a factory makes the lagoon dirty.

Five months ago, local people tell authorities about this problem. However, nothing happens. The water gets dirtier.

Now, local people protest. They are not happy with authorities. Authorities find a pipe. Dirty water gets in the lagoon through the pipe.

Scientists take samples of the water. They test the water in a lab. Heavy metals are in the water. Heavy metals are things that are bad for clean water. The metals come from a leather factory.

Difficult words: lagoon (a small lake near a larger lake or river), pipe (a tube that carries water or gas), sample (a small piece of something), leather (animal skin).

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