Will the 1980s’ tragedy repeat itself? Its horrifying recollecting the days when about 1800 people died of asphyxiation as Lakes Nyos and Monoun in Cameroon suddenly released clouds of carbon dioxide over the surrounding countryside. Though we have to wait to find the reply to this, but can work on to prevent the nerve recking days repeat themselves. Necessary actions have to be taken immediately. Following the incident, the pipes which are placed to vent the gas at a safe, controlled rate are not working at the required rate. Though they reduce CO2 levels in the water near the pipe inlets, ongoing volcanic activity in other parts of the lake are constantly being recharged. An urgent action has to be taken to relieve the Cameroons of the nightmarish trepidations.
Via: New Scientist