Brazil prosecutors investigate death of thousands of aquarium fish

AFP – The Guardian, 7/12/2015

A Brazilian plan to create the world’s largest freshwater aquarium has backfired spectacularly after more than 10,000 fish in temporary holding tanks died suddenly.

Prosecutors in Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul state, are investigating who is at fault after the local government and the company that dealt with the fish blamed each other.

Billed as “the biggest freshwater aquarium in the world” by the former governor of the state, work on the $53m (£34m) facility was supposed to have been completed at the end of last year but has been delayed, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.

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