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Cement worker releases blue dye into Tlautla River

Tula, Hidalgo — Civil Protection of Hidalgo have confirmed that the blue dye in the Tlautla River was from a cement company’s employee. The state agency reported that the person responsible for releasing the dye has been identified and legally charged.

The man poured blue aniline (biological dye) into the water, which caused the entire river to turn an intense blue.

The head of Civil Protection, Ignacio Rojas said that there will be an environmental inspection meeting in the community of Dengui to determine the impact that the aniline spill had on the river.

Authorities have not said why the worker dumped the dye into the river, however, they have confirmed that it was a spill from the Cruz Azul cement plant and there is talk of possible sabotage by a worker.