Mysterious Orange Goo
August 6, 2011 by staff
The orange substance began to appear in the water of Kivalina on the shores of the village and buckets of rain in some of the residents, City Administrator Janet Mitchell told the AP. All that is known about the mysterious sticky substance is that it is artificial and not oil.
The Coast Guard said David Mosely local KTUU news agency that people are asking an algae expert at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to investigate the substance.
The goo covers a strip of sand in the ports and beaches near the village, residents Measure images show Swan. Swan said she reached into the substance, but did not smell anything unusual.
However, residents are disturbed by the presence of slime, fearing it could be toxic. Mitchell told the AP that residents have poured the water collected in buckets of rain because of their color unknown.
The orange goo stuck a few meters from the houses across from a nearby lagoon, KTUU reported.
Kivalina is a small town with a population of 377, located about 625 miles outside of Fairbanks.
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