Chemical snowfall around Varthur Lake in Bengaluru, India after heavy rains

After the first pre-monsoon downpours in Bengaluru, India, the Varthur Lake foaming again.

And the toxic foam is engulfing and blanketing the city’s main roads as if chemical snow was falling.

Ater a record-warm summer, firt pre-monsoon showers hae swept across Bengaluru last week, bringing both positive and negative consequences. On the one side, it provided a much-needed respite to Bengalureans in what was a harsh summer. On the other side, the heavy showers of past week have resulted in chemical foaming in and around Varthur Lake.

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Toxic foam looking like chemical snowfall engulfed Varthur Lake in Bengaluru on May 28 2017. via Times of India

The toxic foam accompanied by a strong stench was reported in the streets of Bengaluru from Saturday to Sunday, disrupting traffic and reaching a nearby hospital and mall.

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Varthur lake in Bengaluru idia is foaming again disrupting traffic. via Times of India

Everybody knows that this foam is linked to the pollution of the lake. And this is not the first time this chemical snowfall is witnessed. Bellandur and Varthur lakes have been in the news for foaming, and even catching fire. Last Saturday, Subramanyapura Lake near Uttarahalli in south Bengaluru were shocked to see the western side of the lake foaming on Saturday morning. Beginning of this month another lake started burning in an other Indian State.

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The lakes in Bengaluru are just too polluted creating toxic foam that sometimes engulf the city. via Times of India

Authorities have failed to protect lakes from industrial pollution and as explained by many residents, the situation will not change until Chief Minister Siddaramaiah suffers himself from the toxic foam.

The condition of Bengaluru’s lakes is going from bad to worse and becomes even alarming in some cases. But as in all countries money governs humans.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. like blind camel jockey’s trying to drive a Ferrari.

    It would be most interesting to know what the chemical foam is and who is producing the components of it and releasing them into the atmosphere

    • Bengaluru is the Tech center of India. So you will find all kinds of weird stuff in this foam. It is mostly chemical waste from different companies or campus. Otherwise I don’t know what they are testing overthere.

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