Glasgow & West Scotland

River Clyde foam investigated by environment agency

Experts are trying to establish why a large expanse of foam has appeared on the River Clyde in Glasgow.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said it had received a number of calls.

It is believed that the foam is coming from an overflow pipe located near the Tradeston Bridge, known locally as the Squiggly Bridge.

The foam stretches from the Broomielaw in the city centre to the Clyde Arc, known locally as the Squinty Bridge.

A statement from Sepa said: "Sepa currently has a number of officers committed to investigating the pollution incident in the River Clyde and samples will be taken for testing to determine any potential impact of the substance on the local environment.

"Efforts are also ongoing to determine the source of the pollution."

Foam on River Clyde
The foam stretches from the Broomielaw to the Clyde Arc bridge
Overflow pipe
The foam is believed to be coming from an overflow pipe near the Tradeston Bridge
Foam on river bank
A mound of foam has appeared on river bank shrubbery on the south bank of the river
Foam on river bank
The foam is across from the Squiggly Bridge on the south bank
Foam on River Clyde
The foam has broken up in patches on the river
Foam on River Clyde
Elevated views show the length of the foam spread on the river

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