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A mysterious phosphorescent green liquid appeared in the Grand Canal of Venice

2023-05-28T14:50:31.334Z

Highlights: The bright green spot appeared in the early hours of Sunday in the channel that connects Campo San Luca with the Grand Canal. At the moment its origin is unknown and they investigate the phenomenon. The substance does not appear to be toxic. And the first hypothesis he tested is that it could be a dye from one of the liquids used to discover where there are leaks or used by speleologists. The agency for Environmental Protection of Veneto is conducting analyzes to verify what the liquid is composed of.


At the moment its origin is unknown and they investigate the phenomenon. The substance would not be toxic.


Italians were surprised on Sunday by a mysterious phosphorescent green liquid that appeared on the Grand Canal in Venice. At this time, its origin is unknown and local police sources confirmed that it is in the middle of the investigative stage. What is it?

At the moment there is no concrete answer, The truth is that the delegate of the Italian Government, Michele di Bari, called an urgent meeting to investigate this phenomenon that appeared near the Rialto Bridge.

The bright green spot appeared in the early hours of Sunday in the channel that connects Campo San Luca with the Grand Canal.

Venice surprised by the great green march that stains the Grand Canal. Photo: EFE

But, little by little it spread through 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 published by the daily La Repubblica, the substance does not appear to be toxic. And the first hypothesis he tested is that it could be a dye from one of the liquids used to discover where there are leaks or used by speleologists, specialists who study the nature, origin and formation of caves.

At this time, the agency for Environmental Protection of Veneto (Arpav) is conducting analyzes to verify what the liquid is composed of.

That would be the first stage of the investigation: to know what it is. The second and immediate thing is how that liquid got there.

Police sources confirmed that so far they have no idea what it is. Photo: EFE

Images on social media show a bright green spot in the canal along an embankment lined with restaurants.

Governor Luca Zaia confirmed that police had been asked to investigate what happened to determine who was responsible. In addition, environmental authorities are analyzing the mysterious liquid.

So far no movement claimed to have been part of this surprising action and denied its implication.

So did the "Last Generation" environmental activists, who in recent days threw black paint into the water of Rome's Trevi Fountain and other buildings and artworks to protest against the lack of attention to climate change.

With information from Agencies

Source: clarin

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