Olympics lake filled with dead fish

AP March 15, 2013, 1:14 pm

The lake that will host rowing events at the Rio de Janiero 2016 Olympic Games is facing a huge cleanup after it was filled with 65 tonnes of dead fish.

The Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio became deoxygenated after storms, leading to the deaths of thousands of a type of fish called shad.

Rio's municipal department of the environment said that since Monday 65 tons of dead fish have been removed from the lake. The lake located in the heart of the city is among the area's many tourist attractions.

The department says that a rain storm earlier this week washed organic matter into the lake, leading to the big die-off of the fish.

It says the situation is improving and that no dead fish were pulled out of the lake yesterday.

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  1. Ugnisaet06:12pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER ! "And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993"!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's ! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos... They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer. Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos... Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death! We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because........ WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents. Only girls had pierced ears! We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time... We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays, We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s! Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating . We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education. Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla' and 'Tiger' We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !

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  2. Ugnisaet05:56pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    In any event any good Brit lives there, the ones they kicked out we have, which might not of worked out well for us, but there you go.....in our state they are congregated in the North like rats in these old cubby holes which is not too bad, some have decided that they dont like themselves and have moved away from the hive, but they make a good effort to assimilate so we tollerate them and even let them drink in our pubs. They complain about the cold beer as with every thing else they winge about, it all makes us laugh because they have that wierd accent and when they winge they sound like Benny Hill, Brits are nice to have as pets.

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  3. Ugnisaet05:45pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How can a Brit ever say he is proud to be a Brit, scum of the earth would be kind and allowed on this site, I could use much more colourful language.

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  4. Ugnisaet05:39pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    who is this nincum#$%$ that is #$%$

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  5. Karl04:36pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Come on Downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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  6. chantel04:13pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    lol how funny that aussies came from england so glad to be an australian atleast we have sun and warmth and can enjoy life not just start on a country for no reason especially when this country have come from england and pasty white skin thats funny have a look in the mirror

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  7. YOU ARE INFERIOR TO THE BRITS02:56pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Aussies are wankers and WANK in sport. The Brits / Team GB have smashed you pasty skinned Aussie wankers in every major sport, including The Beijing Olympics Medals Tally, Our Olympics Medals Tally, The Ashes 4-1 The One Day Series 4-0 The Tour de France, The UCI World Track Cycling Championships Where The Brits Finished on Top of The Medals Tally, The Recent Netball Series 3- 0 , Your Own Australian Open Tennis in which Our Britains Andy Murray Dominated and also Won Olympics Gold Medal for GB ( once again you aussie wankers were nowhere ) etc etc etc. The Trouble with you Pink Skinned Aussies is that you HAVE TO IMPORT OVERSEAS TALENT TO

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  8. YOU ARE INFERIOR TO THE BRITS02:56pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Aussies are wankers and WANK in sport. The Brits / Team GB have smashed you pasty skinned Aussie wankers in every major sport, including The Beijing Olympics Medals Tally, Our Olympics Medals Tally, The Ashes 4-1 The One Day Series 4-0 The Tour de France, The UCI World Track Cycling Championships Where The Brits Finished on Top of The Medals Tally, The Recent Netball Series 3- 0 , Your Own Australian Open Tennis in which Our Britains Andy Murray Dominated and also Won Olympics Gold Medal for GB ( once again you aussie wankers were nowhere ) etc etc etc. The Trouble with you Pink Skinned Aussies is that you HAVE TO IMPORT OVERSEAS TALENT TO REPRESENT YOUR THIRD WORLD KANGAPOO NATION because your own pink skinned aussies are totally useless and just cannot compete with your sporting superiors Great Britain / Team GB. The Brits have once and for all put you Aussie wankers to Bed. Team GB won 29 Gold Medals, and Finished in 3rd place in the world compared to aussies who were lucky to win 7 Gold Medals and finished in 11th place. The Brits are TRULLY ON TOP OF THE WORLD, now they have started to fund sport, as you Aussie wankers have always done. The Union Jack Rules The Aussie Flag, as you Aussies Have No Balls to Stand up on your own two feet, But have to be dependant on The UK The Brits smashed Aussies in every Olympic Discipline, and you Aussies are such bad losers, that your pathetic Media took every opportunity to to belittle their Sporting Superiors Team GB, but luckily I had the good fortune to watch Our fantastis Olympics back home on The BBC. The Trouble with you aussie underachievers is that you just DO NOT have any talent in your third world country. The UK are at a distinct disadvantage in sport with our cold rainy climate unsuitable for sport, and yet continue to smash you Aussies who have an advantage with your sunny climate and outdoor lifestyle ideal for sport. I had the misfortune of visiting your third world country Australia, and the first thing I noticed is how ugly pink skinned and unattractive your population is that resembles your ugly pink skinned Olympians. Not to mention that you guys are approx 15 years behind the UK, and Australia is a predominantly pink skinned country compared to the UK that has 5 generations of British Born Black people, similar to the ethnic diversity of the USA. It has been established that Aussies have an INFERIORITY COMPLEX to the BRITS. . The Brits Won more than 4 times the Gold Medals won by Australia and per Capita / Population The Brits are on top of the world. So if you Aussie wankers are going to respond to me , try not to be too much of a bad loser, and get your facts right after all you aussies should be used to losing, as your third world country is a nation of losers. Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules The Waves. The Brits and the rest of the world laugh at you aussies because of the lack of your sporting success and the inability to win anything, . Now that the Brits have started to get Sports Funding , we will continue to smash you aussie wankers in everything. Quick Medals Update Beijing Olympic games Great Britain 19 Gold Medals, Aussie wankers 13 Gold Medals. Our London Olympic Games Great Britain 29 Gold Medals Aussie wankers 7 Gold Medals. Ha ha ha You Aussie Wankers are Insignificant Inferior, Inadequate, The World Revolves around The Brits, but you Aussies are the Worlds Wankers and have No Influence what so ever

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  9. SIR AMENHOTEP III01:45pm Friday 15th March 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Julia Gillard must have taken a swim in the lake recently. She certainly poisons everything she touches.

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