Stray Dogs Are Turning Blue After Swimming In a Polluted River In India

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A number of dogs in India have turned blue after swimming in a heavily polluted river near Navi Mumbai. The area is surrounded by a number of different factories, and pollution levels in the river were measured at 16 times the safe limit. Stray dogs in Navi Mumbai, India have turned “bright blue” because of “high levels of pollution” after swimming in a dirty river.

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So far, around 5 or so animals have been spotted with bright blue fur.Dogs and other animals regularly wade in these local bodies of water to escape the heat and rummage for food, but lately they are alarmingly reemerging with an unusual new fur color.

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The area is surrounded by different factories that are believed to be responsible for the rise in the pollution level of the river which is sixteen times the safe limit.

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Officials from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board have admitted the waste treatment nearby the river was “inadequate” as the water was lacking oxygen and had extremely alarming levels of toxic chloride.

Investigators from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board found out that a factory is dumping blue dyes used in making detergents into the river.The Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell filed a complaint againt the factory.

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