A huge blanket of stinking toxic foam spilled over a polluted river in a city just outside the Colombian capital, Bogota. According to the BBCIt is believed that detergents dumped into the local rivers produced the white foam that floated through the air, clumped and clung to buildings in Mosquera.
Photos and videos from the residential area showed immense deposits of the penetrating foam that buried sidewalks and towered over residents. quote AFP report, de BBC said local environmental authorities said the toxic foam is increasing as people dump waste, chemicals and detergents into the river system.
VIDEO: Massive foam clouds drift through Mosquera municipality on the outskirts of Colombia’s capital Bogota, leaving behind a foul stench and causing health problems, locals say pic.twitter.com/5cTc8TepEU
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Separately, on Twitter, the city’s mayor, Gian Gerometta, said the problem of waste and detergents in the Bojaca River was exacerbated by the rainy season and plant matter in the water. Mr Gerometta stated that the vegetable matter is now being removed and that the foam should disappear within a few days.
“We are aware of the risks that can arise as a result of this phenomenon,” he says tweeted†