Heavy Rain Sends 'Toxic' Foam Spilling From Bangalore's Varthur Lake

StoryfulWeatherPublished: May 29, 20171 views
Published: May 29, 2017

Foam was seen coming off <a href="http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/bengaluru-varthur-froth-erupts-again/articleshow/58884679.cms" target="_blank">Bangalore’s heavily polluted Varthur Lake on May 29</a> after heavy rain. According to local reports, the substance is toxic and caused by the large amounts of industrial effluent that flow into the lake.

The problem is a recurring one, with locals complaining of its dangers and the disruption it causes to businesses and traffic. A wire mesh has been erected around the lake in an attempt to contain it. Bangalore Development Authority commissioner Rakesh Singh was quoted in <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/after-heavy-rain-varthur-lake-showers-citizens-with-filthy-foam/articleshow/58887567.cms" target="_blank">the Times of India</a> as saying, “All authorities are aware of the problem. They need to give it deeper thought.”

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