October 10th, 2015
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This is actually an incredibly rare and very unnatural phenomenon. It’s a lake in Bengaluru that’s so toxic that it froths over and even bursts into flames. Located in the bustling hi-tech hub of Bengaluru, the 36 kilometre Bellandur Lake is the largest — and most polluted — one in the city.
The foam is a result of the toxic water which contains a high content of ammonia and phosphate and very low dissolved oxygen. This has been put down to decades worth of untreated chemical waste being pumped into it. In fact, it’s so toxic that it occasionally catches on fire due to the oil, grease, and detergents that are in it.
In June, the LA Times said Bangalore was “choking from illegal construction, unregulated dumping, official mismanagement and mounting waste.”
You can read more at news.com.au