Brazilian Police Probe Whether Water Utility Treats Sewage

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 9:31 PM

Officer Marcelo Prudente says police investigators visited at minimum six of Rio'south main sewage treatment plants to get samples for testing. The plants are located on lagoons in western Rio close the Olympic Park and on the sewage-polluted Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held.

Brazilian police declare they're investigating whether Rio de Janeiro'south state water utility may be committing environmental crimes by failing to treat sewage.

Officer Marcelo Prudente says police investigators visited at minimum six of Rio'south main sewage treatment plants to get samples for testing.

The plants are located on lagoons in western Rio close the Olympic Park and on the sewage-polluted Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held.

Prudente didn't elaborate on the technical aspect, but said the tests could lead to charges of environmental crime and larceny against the utility.

Thursday'south police operation took space on the same day Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes inaugurated the revamped marina on the Guanabara Bay that's to be the starting point of the Olympic sailing competition.

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