Conservationist says San Diegans are swimming in toxic sludge in the Tijuana River

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 22:25:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diegans are swimming in toxic sludge, says international river conservationist Mark Angelo.


Angelo and 10News Anchor Kimberly Hunt found pools of water in San Diego’s south bay which are bright blue and blood red.


Authorities acknowledge the colors are from a tannery in Tijuana, dumping dyes into the river. 


There’s also medical waste and contaminants from piping, plastics, auto, and electronics industries

in Mexico.


Hunt also tracked down lab tests on the water in the South Bay that reveal cadmium, chromium, arsenic, and more are streaming thru San Diego County and dumping into the ocean. 


Satellite images from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveal how the currents spread the sewage and chemical tainted water far and wide.