Millions of Dead Shrimp Wash Ashore in Chile

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Millions of dead shrimp washed up onto a beach on the coast of Chile, and now an investigation is being launched to determine if an environmental crime was committed, according to the Daily Mail U.K.



The countless dead shrimp covered the beach, "dyeing" it bright red. The disaster occurred in the town of Coronel, about 330 miles south of the capital, Santiago.

Complicating matters, the beach is located between two coal-powered fire stations, and some local fishermen are blaming the power plants for killing the shrimp by heating the water.


Hundreds of dead crabs washed ashore in this same area just last weekend.

Said fisherman Gregorio Ortega, "I'm 69 years old and started fishing when I was 9, but as a fisherman, I never saw a disaster of this magnitude."

Environmental officials will investigate to determine who, if anyone, is to blame.

"We're going to be collecting as much evidence as possible to determine if this is an environmental crime," said Ana Maria Aldana, a prosecutor for environmental crimes.

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hello tracy

heck they already cooked,eat em lol.

March 21 2013 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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