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In pictures: foamageddon hits the River Lea!

Posted at 10:00 am, September 16, 2014 in News

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The River Lea in Hackney Marsh has been hit by an unstoppable man-made monster: The Foam. Escaping from the weir at Lea Bridge Road and almost 10ft deep, it’s been blowing around the nearby parks and pathways and has totally consumed the river in places. 

We shouldn’t joke though: turns out it was caused by a detergent spillage so is pretty bad news for the wildlife around the area. The Environment Agency said: ‘Dissolved oxygen elsewhere on the River Lea suggests pollution has moved downstream and is leaving the river system. Foam has largely dissipated and containment booms have reduced the spread of pollution.’

See some pictures of it below..



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