(WWLP) – Just two months before the Olympic Games, Rio De Janeiro residents protested their city’s water pollution. Protesters want emergency funds for the dredging of the toxic lagoons that are next to the Olympic park.
Around 184 million dollars were put aside for the project years ago, but Rio was hit hard by an economic recession, and the project funds have dried up.
Due to high levels of sewage pollution, lagoons around Olympic park are filled with sulphuric gas. The gas can produce a foul smell with negative health effects.