Sweet Death: Molasses spill suffocating fish in San Carlos River
Fish are suffocating in the San Carlos River, in the Northern Zone, due to a deluge of molasses that’s flooding the body of water.
The daily La Nación reported that the neighborhoods of Muelle and Boca Arenal noticed the molasses spill Wednesday night. One neighbor said the river has turned a light brown color, and fish continue to float to the surface. The runny thickness of the molasses prevents the fish from breathing.
The molasses, a sweet substance derived from sugar cane, apparently came from the a damaged storage tank on the river bank. The tank has been fixed. But there’s little residents can do about the fish until the molasses, which is non-toxic, dissolves.
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