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River Pollution Causes Dogs To Turn Blue

Stray dogs in India are literally turning blue, due to pollutants found in the river of an area filled with industrial plants.

Dogs are becoming a vivid shade of blue after wading into the Kasidi river that is overrun with chemical pollutants oozing from the Navi Mumbai Taloja Industrial area in India, NDTV reported Wednesday. Since the factories manufacture dyes, the untreated waste seeps into the river, the water of which the dogs bathe in and drink.

Arati Chauchen, head of Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, filed a complaint with Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) regarding how the factory pollutants were causing severe problems for the stray dogs, to the point of causing one to have an eye infection.

“I had genuinely stepped forward for Flora n Fauna. After today’s healthy live discussion with MPCB -regional officer Shri Anil Mohekar I can assure in coming future pollution level will be under control if they consider my suggestion fr right kind of plantation n care mutes too. Residential Development needs to be away from Industrial Zone,” Chauhan posted on Facebook Wednesday.

Chauchen added that workers should get a “timely check up.”

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