Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

April 21, 2015 9:07 AM

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In Brazil, preparations for next year's Olympics have been panned as the worst ever. But recently, the International Olympic Committee said it's happy with how things are progressing, except for, well, something a bit fishy in Rio. That city has been dealing with a massive fish die-off, and it's happening in the waters where Olympic rowing and canoeing events will be held. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has more.

LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: I'm standing on the shore of Rio de Janeiro's lagoon. This is one of the most picturesque parts of the city. There are green mountains circling this big body of water ringed by apartment buildings. It's just beautiful until you look down. There are dead fish in the wa...

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