Dirty Lagoon – level 2

31-08-2020 07:00

A lagoon in Paraguay changed its color. It turned pink, and people think that the reason is pollution.

Five months ago, local people reported the pollution to authorities; however, authorities did not do anything. Local people thought that the pollution came from a nearby factory which dumped waste into the lagoon. Now, half of the lagoon is blue and clean, and the other half is bright pink. Local people are angry, and they protested against authorities.

Authorities found a pipe that led into the water. Scientists took samples of the water, and they confirmed that the water was polluted. In the water, scientists found heavy metals which came from a leather factory.

Difficult words: pollution (when water, air, or earth is dirty), dump (to throw away something unwanted), polluted (dirty).

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