Water contamination fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

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Reports have come out saying that as things stand with water quality in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, athletes will have a high chance of facing some health risk due to contaminated water. Boating and swimming venues there are known to contain water that is polluted by human sewage, viruses and bacteria.
CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco filed this report from Rio de Janeiro.

Water contamination fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

Water contamination fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Associated Press examined the venues for next year's Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. They conclude that the athletes will be facing some health risk due to the contaminated water. The boating and swimming venues has water polluted by human sewage, viruses and bacteria CCTV's Lucrecia Franco in Rio has more. More details: Rio, referred to as the Marvelous City, could become famous for its dangerous levels of water contamination with just a year to go before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics. An investigation by the Associated Press news agency found high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Guanabara bay, Copacabana beach and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, where the water sports will take place. Rio's water tests were conducted by the coordinator of the environment quality program at Feevale University, in southern Brazil. Results showed that Rio's waters are chronically contaminated.


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