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Mystery of Green Pool at Rio Olympics Solved

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After concerns from the international community related to the dangers that the pollution of the Guanabara Bay and Lagoa would have on athletes competing in aquatic sports in this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, officials scrambled to find why the water in one of the pools at the aquatic center had turned from blue to green.

On Wednesday, organizers said that the change in color occurred due to an increase of acidity in the water and poses no risk to athletes.

“A sudden change in alkalinity, this was . . .

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