Why Is This River In The Arctic Running Blood Red?

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Why Is This River In The Arctic Running Blood Red?

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Why Is This River In The Arctic Running Blood Red?

Река Далдыкан в Норильске окрасилась в ярко-красный цвет. По словам норильчан, река стала красной из-за работы расположенного рядом завода, сбрасывающего реагенты. Напомним, в конце августа министр природных ресурсов и экологии РФ Сергей Донской включил Норильск в число самых грязных городов страны. Экологическая ситуация обусловливается тем, что в городе расположены одни из крупнейших в мире горнодобывающий и металлопроизводящий комбинаты. #норильск #яжвк #norilsk #krasnews

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It’s not everyday you see a river turn the color of blood but in Russia it’s just another day filled with another environmental disaster.

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The photos, which have been published via a variety of social media channels, show the Daldykan River contaminated by what appears to be redish-pinkish pollutant. A report from NBC News is indicating that the coloration is likely due to a toxic spill emerging from a nearby metals plant located in close proximity to the city of Norilsk. Known as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Norilsk is known for its metal plants whose main focus is processing and mining nickel and other metals.

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Norilsk, Russia

So far, Russia’s Environment Ministry is investigating the river’s biblical appearance in relation to surrounding processing plants.

Find the entire ABC News article here: River in Russia Mysteriously Turns Blood Red

 

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