Rio’s Waters Continue to Face Pollution Issues

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the government's Sena Limpa programs continue to combat pollution in Rio's Atlantic and Guanabara Bay waters, with a second phase recently announced in October, many of the waters off of Rio's long stretches of shoreline are still deemed unsuitable for swimming due to pollution.

Recently while visiting Rio, Danish Olympic sailor Allan Norregaard spoke about his experience sailing in the waters of Guanabara Bay, saying: "I've been sailing all over the world for twenty years now, and this is the most polluted place I've . . .

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