Team shortlist27 Jun 2017 AT 09:35 AM

This is why the water in Dubai Marina turned orange

Discolouration safe to humans and marine life
Team shortlist27 Jun 2017 AT 09:35 AM
Orange water, Dubai marina, News
© Twitter/ @Shazzarinski
Orange water, Dubai marina, News
© Twitter/ @Shazzarinski

Notice the orange water in Dubai Marina? There’s no need to worry. Dubai Municipality said in a statement that the colour-change, which happened on Friday, is due to excavation works related to a construction project.

Apparently the project at Qarn Al Sabka links the rainwater drainage system to the canal and it poses no threat to marine life or human health.

An initial investigation showed that the orange colour was due to Bentonite, which is generally used in excavation works such as drilling mud.

The colour quickly faded and was almost back to normal by Saturday morning. Dubai Municipality said that necessary measures have been taken to ensure that there is no further leakage from the drainage system. 

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