Meet the scientist who decontaminated a natural lagoon for free *
Although nobody believed completely in his project, Marino Morikawa recovered a wetland without expecting reward for it.
His name is Marino Morikawa and amid so much bad news, has become the protagonist of a remarkable story.
This young Peruvian scientist is responsible for the recovery of the lagoon named Chancay, a space that for many years seemed doomed to abandonment of all.
"When my parents came to fish at the El Cascajo beach, all this environment was so beautiful," he recalls.
His six years of student in a prestigious Japanese university would be formed him for one day (2010) make the decision to return to their country of origin to fulfill a project in which neither his father believed completely.
"I thought I would not have this success. Initially told me that in six months he would do the recover, but he did it in two weeks", says the father.
As mentioned by Marine himself, returning to the place that made him a happy child, the situation was vastly different. The water lettuce, human waste and the years, made the lake almost disappeared.
According to America Noticias, the father of the young scientist told him that the pond would be covered by cropland. That was the beginning of everything.
Morikawa returned and got alone into the place. People believed him mad. According to a note of "Black Label" even provincial councilors told him that "he was going to get sick from contaminated water from the lagoon."
Aware of the risks but decided to change things for the better, this dreamy and perfectly trained specialist applied his own system:
"I wanted a much cheaper system with materials we find at any hardware store and apply it here," he explains.
The wetland was divided into eight sectors with bamboo to remove the lettuce. Built a platform with plastic tubing attached to steel rods. Installed bio filters to restore the quality of the water in the wetland.
Science did its part and the result was shocking: 70 species of birds and three fish reappeared.
Marino's explanation is as noble as amazing: "I helped for a short time, but that short time was so valuable that put the heart of nature in one's heart", said the reporter.
MAN OF GREAT CHALLENGES
Far from the recognition of the government or private companies, Marino has raised two feats: recover the Chira River and the Titicaca Lake.
"There is nothing impossible, is something simple, and we are already organizing working groups. We can recover the Chira River in less than two years, and the Titicaca Lake in six months," he said.
Top it off, Morikiwa didn't charge for his work. "I would like others to see and feel what I saw and felt in the past", he concludes.http://elcomercio.pe/lima/personajes/conoce-al-cientifico-que-descontamino-gratis-laguna-natural-noticia-1733244