The Italians were surprised this Sunday by a mysterious phosphorescent green liquid appeared on the Grand Canal in Venice. At the moment the origin is not known and local police sources confirm that it is in the middle of the investigative phase. What is that?
Currently there is no concrete answerThe truth is that the delegate of the Italian government, Michele di Bari, has convened an urgent meeting to investigate this phenomenon which appeared close to the Rialto bridge.
The bright green spot appeared in the early hours of this Sunday in the canal that connects Campo San Luca with the Grand Canal.
But little by little it spread to the rest of the Venetian canals after the start of the “Vogalonga”: a regatta that has been held since 1974 and in which hundreds of people participate.
As posted from the morning The Republicthe substance does not appear to be toxic. And the first hypothesis he verified is that it could be a dye in one of the liquids used to find where there are leaks or used by speleologists, specialists who study the nature, origin and formation of caves.
In these hours the Veneto Agency for the protection of the environment (Arpav) is carrying out analyzes to verify what the liquid is made of.
That would be the first phase of the investigation: knowing what it is. The second and immediate is How did that liquid get there?.
Pictures on social media show a bright green patch in the canal along a riverbank lined with restaurants.
Governor Luca Zaia confirmed that the police were asked to investigate the incident to establish who was responsible. Furthermore, environmental authorities are analyzing the mysterious liquid.
So far no movement has claimed to have taken part in this startling action and they have denied their involvement.
So did the environmentalists of “Ultima Generazione”, who in recent days have thrown black paint into the water of the Trevi Fountain and other buildings and works of art in Rome to protest against the lack of attention to climate change.
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