Venice Authorities Finds Why Canal turned Fluorescent Green:
On Sunday morning, residents of Venice were greeted with an unexpected sight—a section of the city’s central waterway had turned fluorescent green. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of this phenomenon and have taken water samples for analysis.
Several theories have emerged regarding the reason behind the color change. Some speculate that it could be the result of a deliberate release of dye or a protest staged by environmental activists. Italian media reported that CCTV footage is being reviewed by the police to determine if the incident was a planned stunt coinciding with the Volgalonga regatta that took place over the weekend.
Maurizio Vesco from the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection provided an initial explanation in an interview, suggesting that the green patch was likely caused by the deliberate release of fluorescein, a harmless dye commonly used for tracing water flow. However, Vesco expressed surprise at the substantial quantity of dye present, as the size of the green patch indicates that at least 1 kilogram of fluorescein was introduced into the waters. He finds it unlikely that such a significant amount could have been released accidentally.
Many individuals on social media drew parallels between the recent incident and a previous stunt from 1968 when Argentine artist Nicolás García Uriburu dyed the waters of the Grand Canal green as a means of raising awareness about ecological concerns.
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