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Visitors alarmed as Niagara Falls water turns black

OTTAWA: Tourists at Niagara Falls on Saturday were shocked when water at the base of the falls turned black—accompanied by a very bad smell. Seeping out near the dock where the popular Maid of the Mist boat tour of the renowned waterfalls operates from, it could be clearly seen from the cliff faces above the Niagara River, on both the Canadian and American side of the border. Dismissing fears of an oil leak, officials said the colour caused by residue from black carbon filters which are used to clean the water.…