Clouds of foam containing toxic chemicals are drifting into a neighborhood on the outskirts of Bogota, and residents say it makes them sick


May 4, 2022

A woman escapes from the toxic foam at the entrance to her house in Mosquera, Colombia

REUTERS / Louise Gonzalez

As the straits intensified on April 23 on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, toxic foam from a neighboring river began engulfing the Los Puentes neighborhood.

Fluffy white foam emerged from the water and waved in the wind until it reached a height of 5 meters and covered cars and roads, said restaurant manager Maria Morales. Eventually, it crept through the windows of her kitchen, forcing her to close the business.

Although the scenes…

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