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Foam from irrigation water

Foam from irrigation water released from the effluent treatment plant in Jajmau, Kanpur, India. Even after the treatment, this water contains Hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic carcinogen. It acidifies the soil and seeps into the groundwater and finds its way into the Ganges. Despite being revered as a goddess by millions in India, the Ganges is one of the most polluted river in India.

TAGS: Ganges, India, Pollution

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© Harikrishna Katragadda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Kanpur, India