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Tar Balls Reappear At Mumbai’s Juhu Beach

Post the commencement of monsoons, environmentalists, as well as residents, have been seeing the deposits at Chimbai and Vasai shorelines too.

Tar Balls Reappear At Mumbai’s Juhu Beach
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On Tuesday morning, tar balls which are dark coloured sticky oil balls were yet again found in considerable quantities on Juhu beach. This comes just a day after they being found scattered on Cuffee Parade. In addition to these, the Dadar beach too has been inflicted with its peril, resulting in fishermen from these regions raising their voices in front of the authorities, reported the Indian Express.

Starting in June this year, the deposition of tar along the Juhu beach has been causing havoc for the past three months, highlighted the account.

Post the commencement of monsoons, environmentalists, as well as residents, have been seeing the deposits at Chimbai and Vasai shorelines too. Apart from this, they are frequently also seen at Juhu and Versova beaches in the island city.

Whilst the tar deposits through the Juhu beach is a recurring incident during high tides in monsoons, specialists stated that its quantity was uncommonly large and extensive this year.

Once the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) was cautioned about the significant quantities of tar balls, earlier this month, they gathered specimens of the deposits from Juhu beach, mentioned the narrative. It is said that the specimens will now be tried for pollutants. 

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