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Polluted water turns Mumbai suburb dogs blue- officials issue warning (video)

Untreated industrial waste and dye are reportedly turning dogs blue near Navi Mumbai’s Taloja industrial area.   As seen by people around the area, dogs usually wade into the polluted water in search of food which might have led to their fur turning blue because of the dye in the water.  A water quality test revealed that the concentration of oxygen required to sustain aquatic life was 80 milligrams a litre, which is 13 times higher than the permitted levels. Level of chloride was also high in the water whi

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Untreated industrial waste and dye are reportedly turning dogs blue near Navi Mumbai’s Taloja industrial area. 

As seen by people around the area, dogs usually wade into the polluted water in search of food which might have led to their fur turning blue because of the dye in the water.

A water quality test revealed that the concentration of oxygen required to sustain aquatic life was 80 milligrams a litre, which is 13 times higher than the permitted levels. Level of chloride was also high in the water which damages vegetation and aquatic life. 

On Wednesday, the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell took pictures of a blue dyed dog and filed a complaint to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) citing the suffering of animals and the potential harm it could do to people, reports The Hindustan Times. 

The MPCB has responded by saying that such discharge of untreated waste into the water will be met with proper action as it is illegal. They also added that the area has been cordoned off from the public and the strays had somehow managed to get in.

They have warned the company to clear the pollutants from the site within 7 days or they will be issued a notice. There are about 1000 various factories in the area which results in the massive pollution. 

 

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