Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

March 5, 2017

Lake Titicaca is the largest in terms of freshwater reserves and the second largest in surface area lake in South America. For centuries, people lived in the vicinity of the lake, they used water from the lake and caught fish in it. People live there now, but untreated sewage from two dozen nearby cities and illegal gold mines in the Andes dump up to 15 tons of mercury per year to the river leading to the lake. High levels of mercury, cadmium, zinc and copper were found in fish from the lake, and the locals use it as food.

More than 400,000 tourists visit Lake Titicaca in Peru every year, but first they visit the city of Juliaca, which produces 200 tons of garbage per day, mainly dumped into the river, which flows into the lake. Environmental activist Maruja Inquilla warned locals about the dangers posed by their food and water. She said: “If the frogs could talk, they would say that this water is killing us.”

Before the elections in 2011, the future president Ollanta Humala promised to eliminate pollution and build a sewage treatment plant. In the area of ​​Lake Titicaca, 79 percent of the voters voted for him, but he never fulfilled the promises.The governments of Peru and Bolivia signed an agreement to allocate more than $ 500 million to fix the pollution problem at Lake Titicaca, although the details of the agreement are vague.

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  • Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku


    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku

    Lake Titicaca turns into kaku