Imagine going hiking through the woods and coming across a blood red river. It’s happened in Russia. Read on for more details.
A Russian river has turned blood red and an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the mystery.
Residents from Norilsk, near the Arctic Circle, have speculated the cause of the phenomenon which started on September 7.
A nickel factory neighboring the Daldykyn River may be to blame for its sudden change in color according to some locals.
Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Sergei Donskoy said preliminary findings suggest a broken pipe from the nickel plant may be the cause of the chemicals found in the river.
The company, Norilsk Nickel, denied the allegations and said the river is now back to its normal color, RIA Novosti reports.
A spokesperson for the Association of Indigenous People of the Taimyr Peninsula, who have lived on the land for centuries, have denounced the incident, labeling it an affront.
“As is known, the arctic nature is very fragile, but very often for industrial companies, it’s just a hindrance in obtaining profit.”
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