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Versova beach foam dangerous; from industrial, domestic waste: Experts

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2017

Source: Hindustan Times, Mumbai, April, 2017 :- The white foam spotted along the Versova beach on Wednesday and Thursday was caused by large quantities of untreated industrial and domestic waste from the Malad creek, experts said, calling it an uncommon sight in Mumbai and warning that the foam could affect both human and animal life. The incident comes days after the seas near Mumbai, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were found to be among the most polluted in the world, by a global study by researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. For two days in a row, waves have been depositing a white foam on the Versova beach. A senior official from the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) said, “There are a number of industries releasing effluents into the Malad creek, apart from slums discharging domestic waste. The cocktail of pollutants is leading to this froth.”

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