15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Toxic foam in the fields

Toxic foam accumulates in an agricultural field foam from irrigation water released from the effluent treatment plant in Jajmau, Kanpur, India. Even after the treatment, this water contains Hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic carcinogen. It acidifies the soil and seeps into the groundwater and finds its way into the Ganges.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kanpur, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Harikrishna Katragadda