On camera, toxic foam clouds float through the streets of the Colombian city of Mosquera

Authorities warned locals not to get too close to the toxic foam.

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.

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

gn03shbgAuthorities also warned locals not to get too close to the toxic foam, which is believed to cause respiratory problems and skin irritations. Government official Edwin García said it is important that children are kept away from the penetrating foam as it is still unclear what material it is. Speak to local radio station SnailMr García informed that a treatment plant in the region has been remediating the river since 2020. He added that the authority will monitor and clean the entire river to prevent foam from continuing to build up.
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Meanwhile, to mention that in 2021, similar-looking foam appeared in the Yamuna River, near Kalindi Kunj in Delhi. The dangerous foam was caused by increased ammonia and phosphate levels, caused by the discharge of industrial pollutants, including detergents, into the river.

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