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What should I do if I suspect a waterbody's foam is the result of a chemical release or spill?

If you suspect foam to be from unnatural causes, call York County’s Environmental Compliance Department.  The telephone number is 803.909.7250.  The sooner you call: the better.  If an illegal discharge is the cause, we need to know as much information as possible so we can get to it fast to minimize the danger to people and the environment.  

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1. Let me ask about the foam first. What causes foam to appear on lakes, rivers, and streams?
2. OK, good info. When am I most likely to see natural foam on a waterbody?
3. Well, that makes sense. But is foam harmful?
4. Natural and unnatural foam: got it. How can I tell what kind of foam it is?
5. What should I do if I suspect a waterbody's foam is the result of a chemical release or spill?
6. Wow… I’m learning a lot! Now that I know about foam, what causes surface scum on a lake?
7. But why does the water quality of our lake seem to get worse throughout the summer?
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