The first legacy of the "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro caused the death of thousands of fish around
the conference complex. Brazilian press reports say sewage from the 20,000 world leaders, diplomats,
journalists and technicians who attended the 12-day meeting over-taxed special purification facilities
in the Rio suburb of Jacarepagua and overflowed untreated into nearby lakes. The aim of the UN
summit was to curb man's destruction of the environment.