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Half a million sheep dead in Patagonia because of the volcanic ash

Monday, October 3rd 2011 - 22:05 UTC
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Half a million sheep have already died in Argentine Patagonia as a result of the eruption of the Chilean volcano Puyehe, which has covered most fields in the province of Chubut with a film made of a mix of mineral ash. Read full article


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  • Dave204

    Just a question for anyone who's experienced this, how many years after such an event does it take for the ash to subside and things to get back to normal?

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    The Hudson eruption was 20 years ago and the affected land is still quite unproductive……
    This one is worst, especially because it has hit a more habitated belt…..

    Tuff luck….

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Oh yes, I remember reading that CFK commented that there was no major problem because of the ash, the only problem was psychological.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gianni

    it depends here in Chile we have volcanic and acid soils so our forest tend to recover pretty fast because they are used to acid soil with rich minerals (see Chaiten example)

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UseEmpathy

    I live in Gan Gan, Chubut and can assure people living in cities even around here doesn't have idea what is really happening with the luck of these small farmers, services here are very defficient, no roads, no internet, no college educational centers, there is huge ethnical gap! CFK said that because they want the people living in the patagonic plateau to emigrate to the cities and serve the ground to the miners , in fact nobody cares about these people who are majorly descendants from mapuche and tehuelche ethnias and it not depends on the soil, winds in that area tends to go 99% from W to E so ashes from chilean valcanos always fly over argentinean ground, kinda funny fact.

    Oct 06th, 2011 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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